A North Carolina homeowner sent an intruder in his house running yesterday when he shot the man in the stomach.
Jonathan Haith was sleeping in his home Tuesday morning when he woke up to the sound of a light knock at his door. He ignored the knock, but grew concerned when it was followed by a loud thud. He quickly realized someone had kicked in his door and was inside his house.
Haith quickly grabbed his AR-15 from underneath his bed and prepared to confront the intruder.
“I crouched down, grabbed the firearm and was walking up the hallway,” Haith told WRAL. “As soon as I poked my head around the corner I saw a tall male standing there with a gun.”
The intruder fired a shot at Haith but missed. Haith shot back and connected.
"That was my round," said Haith. "Evidently, it went through his body and struck the wall."
The intruder, identified as 23-year-old Gregory Johnson, ran out of the house. Police found him collapsed outside of a day care center up the street and took him to the hospital. After being treated and released, Johnson was booked into the Vance County jail with no bond.
"I guess I did the right thing," Haith said. "I just reacted the best way possible.”
He added that the ordeal was a “once-in-a-lifetime incident that I hope doesn’t happen again.”