DEPUTIES: Home Invasion Suspect Shot By Elderly Man

A home invasion suspect is now in jail after deputies say he was shot by a 77-year-old man after breaking into a Pitt County home.

Deputies say around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday Reginald Watson, Jr. and another man broke down the front door of a home on River Road Estates Road. The victims say one of the men was armed with a revolver.

At some point, Albert Atkinston was able to get a handgun from another room. Deputies say once Watson saw Atkinston was armed he pointed his weapon at him. Several shots were then fired and deputies say the two intruders ran out the front door. Watson later showed up at Pitt County Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds to the chest and leg.

After being released from the hospital, the 20-year-old Watson was charged with first degree burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He's in the Pitt County jail on a $300,000 secured bond.

Deputies are still trying to identify the second suspect in the robbery.