HUBERT, NORTH CAROLINA - A homeowner and an intruder were both shot and killed in a home invasion that turned into a gun battle.
Jeremiah Hilton was home with his wife and four young children when 19-year-old Willie Ware forced his way into the home armed with a handgun.
When Hilton confronted Ware in an attempt to protect his family, Ware opened fire, mortally wounding him.
The family's roommate, a former United States Marine, grabbed his handgun and returned fire, striking the intruder multiple times.
Police arrived to find both Hilton and Ware dead on the scene.