Self-defense in North Carolina

How would you greet a stranger on your property at 4:30 AM? Especially if he was trying to “kill and rob” you? Police continue to investigate downtown shooting

He heard a car, and noises so he went to investigate.

The homeowner reported that the man he shot had an object similar to a shovel and came at him, according to the 911 call released Thursday by the Asheville Police Department.

Before the homeowner saw the man, he reported hearing a car pull up to his house, so he went to his back window to see what was outside.

The would-be bad-guy miscalculated, however. He ended up with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Police are still investigating.