POLICE: Home invader shot by homeowner now captured

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WITN) - Police say a home invader that was shot by the homeowner is now in custody.

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department says Wade Carter, 54, of Roanoke Rapids, will be charged with first degree burglary when he is cleared from the hospital.

Roanoke Rapids police say the home invasion happened around 3:30 a.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Raleigh Street.

The homeowner told police they awoke after hearing a noise, retrieved a firearm, and then confronted the person inside the home.

Police say the homeowner shot three times, hitting the person at least once before they ran from the home.

Around 4:15 p.m., officers were told that there was a man at the hospital with a possible gunshot wound, which turned out to be Carter.

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, Nash County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Highway Patrol, and Department of Public Safety’s Corrections P.E.R.T. assisted in the search for the suspect.

The investigation continues.


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Police continue to look for a person shot after breaking into a home early this morning.

Roanoke Rapids police say the home invasion happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Raleigh Street.

The homeowner told police they awoke after hearing a noise, retrieved a firearm, and then confronted the person inside the home.

Police say the homeowner shot three times, hitting the person at least once before they ran from the home.

The person was dressed in all back, but police say little else is known about them.

Anyone with information on this home invasion should call the Roanoke Rapids Police Department at 252-533-2810 and Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252-583-3444.