ONSLOW COUNTY - No charges will be filed against a man who shot and killed a home intruder in Onslow County, said the district attorney.
District Attorney Ernie Lee told NewsChannel 12 the shooting that killed Michael Holliday (pictured above) Sunday was justified. There is evidence that Holliday pointed a shotgun at John Moore, the man inside the home, Lee said. Moore, fearing for his life, then shot Holliday with a .22 caliber handgun, killing him. Lee said it was a case of self defense and Moore will not be charged.
According to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office, the shooting happened at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at a home on Abbitts Branch Lane, about 7-and-a-half miles southeast of Hubert. Investigators said Holliday and Brian Bailey broke into the home, then demanded money and drugs from Moore.
Two other suspects, Jonathan Koncir and Jordan Sanford, waited in a getaway vehicle, said deputies.
Holliday and Bailey had a shotgun, but Moore pulled out a pistol and demanded the suspects to leave, according to the Sheriff's Office. During the course of the robbery, Moore shot Holliday, investigators said.
The three other suspects tried to take Holliday to a hospital, but they were involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 172, deputies said. Holliday was pronounced dead at the Naval Hospital aboard Camp Lejeune.
The three surviving suspects are facing charges of first-degree burglary, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Onslow County deputies are investigating a Sunday night deadly shooting in the Bear Creek area, according to a news release.
The incident happened at approximately 7:30 p.m. Sunday night at a home on Abbitts Branch Lane in the Hubert area. Deputies said two suspects, Michael Holliday and Brian Bailey broke into the home to demand money and drugs from the victim, John Moore; two other suspects, Jonathan Koncir and Jordan Sanford, waited in a getaway vehicle, deputies said.
According to a news release, when the suspects came into the home with a shotgun, the victim pulled out a pistol and demanded the suspects to leave. During the course of the robbery, Holliday was shot before leaving the residence Bailey. Deputies said the four suspects tried to take Holliday to a hospital for treatment, but were involved in two-vehicle crash on Highway 172. Holliday was pronounced dead at the Naval Hospital aboard Camp Lejeune.
All three suspects are facing charges of first degree burglary, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. The suspects were arrested Monday and are being held on a $200,000 bond.
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