Sunday morning feel good stories

| June 24, 2018

From Charlotte, North Carolina;

A 37-year-old man has died eight days after he was shot by a homeowner in a small neighborhood just west of uptown Charlotte. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says the man, Wayne Carrothers, had broken into a home on Greenleaf Avenue around 4 p.m. on June 15 when he was shot by the homeowner.

Carrothers was armed at the time, according to police. He was hospitalized at Carolinas Medical Center and died from his injuries early this morning.

Police are withholding the name of the homeowner, who has not been charged with any crimes. In a news release, police say the case will be presented to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s office, which will determine if the shooter will be prosecuted.

From Swatara Township, Pennsylvania;

Police in Swatara Township are looking for a man accused of trying to rob a convenience store, but was stopped by an armed patron.

The attempted robbery happened at 2:54 a.m. Saturday at Rutters in the 8000 block of Derry Street. The suspect entered the store, and was spotted by an employee who fled from a different entrance.

The suspect displayed a handgun and continued into the store, when he was confronted by the armed patron, according to police. The suspect then turned and fled the store.

Police said the patron was licensed to carry a firearm.

The suspect in described as black man wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and a black mask. The suspect also committed an armed robbery at a Turkey Hill in Derry Township about 40 minutes prior, according to police.

Jarhead sends us a link from Geneva County, Alabama;

In Geneva County on Rex Road just south of Wicksburg Community.

Reports that a homeowner has shot a possible burglary suspect. Hartford Rescue is on the scene.

Geneva County Sheriff Tony Helms and members of Geneva County Sheriff Department are rolling and/or on the scene. Houston County Sheriff Deputies are assisting.

More info to follow.


Unconfirmed sources have stated that the suspect that was shot by the homeowner has died. The investigation is still on going at this time.

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  1. 26Limabeans says:

    “had broken into a home on Greenleaf Avenue around 4 p.m.”

    Seems to me that would be about the time a homeowner would be relaxing with a Bourbon after a hard day. Not a good time to come a calling with ill intent.

  2. AW1Ed says:

    “…when he was confronted by the armed patron, according to police. The suspect then turned and fled the store.”

    It’s just no fun when the other guy has a gun, too.