Tuesday, September 20, 2022

NC: Burke County Homeowner Shot, Killed Armed Intruder

Investigators said a man shot and killed a home intruder early Friday morning in Burke County.

Deputies responded to 2902 Flat Gap Road in Valdese after a report of shots fired around 3 a.m., according to a release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found Howard Gene Cook, 37, dead at the scene, the release said.

Authorities said Cook had broken into the home and got hold of a gun there.

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