Washington Home Invasion Marks Fourth In Eastern Carolina

There's been another home invasion in Eastern Carolina. It marks the fourth in less than a week.

The latest happened in Washington in Beaufort County when a person shot a man inside his home at 701 Market Street, Tuesday night.

Stephen Mason says the intruder entered his home through the back porch. Mason says he was getting ready to go to bed. He turned off all the lights inside the home then he heard a loud bang. When he went to check it out, he says he was hit in the head by the intruder. Mason says he had his gun with him so he fired twice.

Police don't know if the suspect, who got away, was hit.

This latest home invasion follows two in Greenville. In one, a homeowner shot and killed an intruder. And in Wilson, a man was killed when someone broke into his house.