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Deputies: Man shot after forcing way into home, ex-girlfriend inside


A man was shot after deputies say he broke down the door of a home where his ex-girlfriend was, when she refused to let him inside.

According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home along the 3400-block of Icard Dairy Barn Road in Connelly Springs early Saturday morning. Residents say a suspicious man was knocking on doors.

When deputies arrived, they found Francisco Estela-Riquelme suffering from a gunshot wound. He was airlifted to the hospital for treatments for his injuries.

After a search of the neighborhood, deputies found a man who admitted to shooting Estela-Riquelme.

The man told deputies that Estela-Riquelme came to the home in an attempt to talk to his ex-girlfriend, but when she refused to open the door for him, Estela-Riquelme reportedly forced his way into the home through the front door.

Investigators will be consulting with the Burke County District Attorney’s Office to determine what charges, if any, should be filed.

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