Monkey Junction homeowner shoots man during break-in, police say

Monkey Junction homeowner shoots man during break-in, police say
A man was shot on Honeybee Lane. (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A homeowner shot a suspect who was breaking into her home near the Monkey Junction area Monday afternoon, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

According to Jessica Williams, a spokesperson for the police department, the incident happened around 12:35 p.m. in the 1500 block of Honeybee Lane in the Willoughby Park community.

Police said the victim arrived home and found her front door ajar. When she entered her home, she heard someone moving from room to room.

The homeowner grabbed her handgun and confronted the suspect, identified as 37-year-old Michael Jarvis, and shot him.

Williams said Jarvis was taken to the hospital and remains in critical condition as of Tuesday morning.

The homeowner will not be charged.

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