Man shot by resident after allegedly breaking into Whiteville home

Man shot by resident after allegedly breaking into Whiteville home

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - A man was shot by a resident after breaking into a home Tuesday morning, according to Whiteville police.

According to Major William Hinz with the Whiteville Police Department, officers responded to 466 Baldwin Circle for a report of a break-in.

Officials say that Kenneth Gray Ford Jr. is accused of breaking into the home and striking a resident on the head with a heavy object. A second resident then fired a gun at Ford, wounding his arm.

Ford then took the firearm from the resident and fled the scene. Police say he fired a shot toward the home as he fled.

Ford has been charged with:

  • larceny
  • assault on a female
  • discharging a weapon into an occupied building
  • assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill
  • breaking and entering
  • possession of a firearm by a felon

He is being held under a $250,000 bond.

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