Man Shoots, Kills Brother After Hearing Overnight Break-In

Police say a man ended up shooting and killing his own brother after he heard someone breaking the glass to his front door early this morning.

Wilmington police say it happened around 12:45 a.m. on Hunter's Trail.

The 65-year-old resident told police after hearing the glass break, he retrieved his handgun and went to investigate. The man said when he opened the door, he looked to the left and saw someone lunging at him with a spiked object in his hand. The man told police he fired once, hitting the person in the chest.

When the man turned on his porch light, he realized the person he shot was his younger brother. The 63-year-old brother was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he later died.

Police have not filed any charges in the case yet.


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