Authorities: NJ Man Dead After Trying To Break Into Halifax Man's Home

Authorities say a New Jersey man has been killed after he forced his way into a North Carolina man's home.

Halifax County Sheriff Jeff Frazier told WRAL-TV that 61-year-old Carlton Burgess, of Lumberton, N.J., was shot in the chest Friday morning.

Investigators say Burgess knocked on Marcel Alston's door in Halifax, then forced his way inside and began beating the homeowner.

Authorities say Alston was shot in the buttocks as he ran up the stairs, but managed to get his own gun out of his bedroom and shoot Burgess.

Frazier says Alston told police he and Burgess have a long-running dispute, but he hadn't seen the other man in several years.

The sheriff says the killing appears to be self-defense, but prosecutors will decide if charges are filed.

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