Man killed in east Charlotte home invasion identified

Man killed in east Charlotte home invasion identified

Man killed in east Charlotte home invasion identified

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on July 9, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 9 at 12:37 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Authorities have identified the man who was killed in an home invasion Friday. The man has been identified as 29 year old Jonathan Kendrell Boddie.

The shooting happened on Finchley Drive near Eastway Drive at about 9:36 a.m.  The woman living there told police two men entered her home, so she pulled out her gun.

Neighbors say the woman who shot at the two burglars ran out of her home and went directly to her neighbor James Bailey’s home.

“She came across the yard screaming.  She was just jumping up and down.  She was scared to death,” said Bailey.

Investigators responded to the home trying to piece together what exactly happened.

Video from AirStar 36 showed the home surrounded by yellow crime scene tape and police cruisers.

Police say two armed men approached the woman’s boyfriend, who was sitting in a car outside the house.  They forced the man inside the home and beat him.  Police say the woman heard the commotion, opened fire on those two suspects.   She killed one of them.  The other got away, but he could be injured as well.

“She was pretty sure she shot the other one," said Bailey.

Evelyn Cordero says her house across the street was robbed just about a month ago.

"They broke the alarm system to get in," she said.

Cordero said the neighborhood is gradually getting more dangerous.  Friday’s home invasion and shooting only worsen her fear.  She says she’s scared for her kids.

“Definitely, because sometimes I have to go to work.  And sometimes they have to stay alone. So I'm very scared for them,” she said.

There is no word yet on if the woman will be charged or if it was self defense.  Her boyfriend was pistol whipped by the suspects and was beaten pretty badly.  Police say he will be ok.
 

 

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