Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hoke businessman kills 16-year-old in attempted robbery

Aberdeen, N.C. — Hoke County authorities said Monday that they are investigating an attempted robbery at an Aberdeen furniture store in which one of the suspected robbers, a teenager, was killed in a struggle with the business owner.

Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said several people wearing masks entered All American Mattress and Furniture, at 9734 Aberdeen Road, at about 8:30 p.m. Friday, armed with a rifle and brass knuckles.

The owner, whose name wasn't released, was able to disarm the robber with the rifle, and in doing so, shot and killed David Ryan Frame, 16.

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