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Farmer Shoots And Kills Armed Intruder After Receiving Phone Call From His Wife

| by Lisa Fogarty

A farmer from North Carolina bravely protected his wife and his home from armed men after he received a suspicious phone call from her Monday morning and rushed home from his chicken farm in Lumberton to check on her.

Sanford Hardin was working when his wife called to tell him she had noticed a suspicious vehicle parked outside of their home, reports The Blaze. The husband reportedly hurried home to find a man sleeping in a parked car in front of their house. When he approached the napping driver and tapped on the window, the man sped away.

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What he went inside his home, he was shocked to find two armed and masked men there. One of the suspects reportedly shot at Hardin and hit him in the shoulder. But the farmer, who is a gun owner, was armed and fired back, allegedly hitting and killing 28-year-old Randal Dwight Hardin Jr., reports The Robesonian. The second suspect fled the scene, according to police.

Hardin then called 911. It isn’t clear whether the victim and suspect know each other. Police are still investigating the incident and say there are one or two more persons of interest that they are attempting to locate.

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Sources: The Blaze, The Robesonian/Photo Credit: Mika Jarvinen/Flickr, Wikimedia Commons