One arrested, one shot by resident after reportedly breaking into Union County home

Updated: Mar. 21, 2021 at 8:12 PM EDT
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UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was shot after he reportedly broke into a home in Union County early Sunday morning, according to deputies.

Deputies say two people, one armed with a handgun, broke into an occupied home around 12:45 a.m. on Rock Hill Church Road.

Once they got into the home, the resident of the home grabbed a rifle and fired several shots at the home intruders, according to officers.

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Posted by Union County Sheriff's Office, Monroe, NC on Sunday, March 21, 2021

Deputies say one of the men went to Novant Matthews suffering from a gunshot wound in the thigh area.

the second suspect who broke into the home was identified as 29-year-old Aaron Elijah Ross, from Charlotte.

Ross was arrested and taken to Union County Jail on a charge of first-degree burglary.

The other suspect remains hospitalized but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. After he is released from the hospital, he will face similar charges as Ross, deputies say.

No charges have been filed against the resident who fired the shots.

Deputies are still investigating.

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