UPDATE: Police charged Carlos Delcid with 1st degree burglary. Investigators say Carlos was the second suspect who alledgedly tried to break into the home. Police say Carlos’ brother, Isai Delcid, is the other suspect who was shot and killed.
CHARLOTTE, NC — Police are investigating a case of a 14-year-old boy who shot and killed a suspected home intruder evening. Officers swarmed the home after .
WCCB Charlotte is concealing the boy’s name due to his age. His family says the teenager was visiting his grandmother, Anna Marie Wyant, at her Plantation Falls home when two suspects tried to break into the back of the home.
”What would have happened if he wasn’t right there?” said George Wyant.
Wyant was out of town when he got the call from a neighbor who said his grandson was just forced to shoot an intruder. Police say they heard two intruders trying to bust into the back of the home. One suspect ran away. The boy grabbed a handgun and killed the other.
The boy’s brother, Gregory Hernandez, says their grandfather taught them to use guns.
“He’d take us shooting,” said Hernandez.
“If you’re going to have a gun in the house, you better know how to use it,” said Wyant.
This is the second time in two months Wyant says thieves have targeted his home. The first time, he says they took some of his wife’s belongings. Still, he never expected his young grandson to have to take a life.
”No, you’re not proud, it’s not thing to be proud of. But I’m happy the way it turned out,“ said Wyant. Glad his family is alive.
Police don’t have a description of the suspect who ran away from the home. They have yet to release the name of the suspect the boy killed.