Lunch Break (12/16/15): Man shot in home invasion in University this morning expected to survive

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A man who suffered serious injuries in a shooting in the University area this morning is expected to survive, police said. There's no word yet on what caused the shooting, but police said three people including the victim were inside the home on Ridge Lane at about 8 a.m. when the rear door of the house was forced open and shots were fired. Nobody has been taken into custody. The victim was reportedly conscious and alert at the hospital and his injuries aren't believed to be life-threatening. (WBTV Web Staff) 

A call to a convenience store in Dallas, North Carolina regarding some false checks ended in a high-speed pursuit and a suspect dead at the hands of police yesterday. Police said they responded to a call to Ingles on West Trade Street about two suspects feloniously passing bad checks. While an officer was inside dealing with those suspects, another officer spotted a vehicle that is often involved in the same activity drive by suspiciously and attempted to pull the car over. The driver of the vehicle fled and wrecked his car shortly thereafter. As officers approached the vehicle, the driver tried to ram an officer's patrol car, forcing another officer to discharge his firearm, killing the suspect. The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation is handling the investigation. (David Sentendrey, Fox46) 

A man in Bessemer City was shot and killed with his own gun after breaking into a home there last night and running into the owner, police said. The suspect allegedly entered the home with a gun and told the homeowner, "My mom is dying. My mom is dying. Give me money." A struggle between the two ensued and a shot was fired during the struggle, hitting the suspect in the neck. The suspect fled the scene but was found in a nearby apartment complex and taken to the CaroMont Regional Medical Center, where he died during surgery. (WSOC Staff) 

Police reportedly spent several hours yesterday searching a Buncombe County home owned by a terrorist charged with attacking a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado last month. Robert Dear has admitted his guilt in the case to investigators and has been heard in court calling himself a "warrior for the babies." He currently faces 179 charges, including first-degree murder and attempted murder. (TWC News Staff) 

Jurors in the case of the first police officer to face trial in connection with the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore earlier this year sent a note to the judge yesterday afternoon stating that they are deadlocked over whether to convict officer William Porter on manslaughter, assault, misconduct and reckless endangerment charges. The judge ordered the jury to continue deliberations, and this morning they began their third day of deliberations. The developments are eerily similar to how the voluntary manslaughter trial of Randall Kerrick for the death of Jonathan Ferrell played out in Charlotte earlier this year. In that case, a mistrial was declared after further deliberations did not break the deadlock. (John Bacon, USA Today) 

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