CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police in Charlotte say a man shot and killed a 23-year-old who was trying to break into his home.
The incident was reported on the 7600 block of Rolling Hill Road near the intersection of Albemarle Road and East W.T. Harris Boulevard, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Police say Anthony Michael Akyroid, 23, was shot to death by the man living in the home. Police arrived just before 2 p.m.
Homicide detectives say the shooter was home alone and observed a car in the driveway and a person walking to the rear of the home. Authorities say Aykroid tried to kick in the door, but was shot after the man inside fired once through the back door. Aykroid was pronounced dead on the scene.
A police spokeswoman says they are treating the case as a breaking and entering and took the shooter to police headquarters for questioning. CMPD announced Tuesday night, he will not be charged.
The shooter lived in the home, owned by his girlfriend.
"It's unnerving to know somebody is laying over there dead," said next door neighbor Maynard Dutton.
Akyroid's girlfriend, Krystina Michelle Misskelley, 25, was also taken into custody. She was found in a white car waiting out in front of the house. She was charged Tuesday with attempted breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit a breaking and entering.
Police say Aykroid and the homeowner are former acquaintances.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.