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Man shoots and kills intruder in Salisbury

Marlon Barber Marlon Barber

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A man is dead after he tried to rob a homeowner at gunpoint. 

It happened around 10:30 Saturday night.

Police say Jack Javis was talking with a friend at his home on North Lee Street, when a man walked inside without knocking and without being invited. The man pointed a gun at Javis and demanded money.

Police say Javis and the man got into a fist fight, and Javis knocked the gun away from the intruder. Javis reached for the gun, and the intruder jumped on his back.

That's when Javis reached over his shoulder and shot the intruder, identified as Marlon Jermaine Barber,23, in the chest.

Police say Barber ran to a nearby home in an attempt to get help, and collapsed. Residents inside that home heard the noise, and tried to revive him. They could not, and Barber died.

Javis was taken to the hospital for facial wounds from the fight.

It's not clear whether Javis and Barber knew each other. The police investigation is continuing.

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