Three masked gunmen forced their way into Byrd's home, tried to rape his 19-year-old granddaughter, and rob the family.
The crime was reported in Lumberton, NC and was reported October 21, 2014.
A Lumberton man traded gunfire with three men who forced their way into his home, robbed the family, tried to rape his granddaughter and stole his car Monday, Robeson County authorities said.
One of the men, identified as Jamie Faison, 20, was shot and found dead in the stolen Cadillac parked at his home on the 600 block of Singletary Church Road, Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said in a news release.
The two other men turned up at area hospitals with gunshot wounds.
The homeowner, Kenneth Byrd, 67, was shot multiple times, the release said.
Authorities received a call about 10 p.m. that someone had been shot at a home on the 100 block of Yedda Road, east of Lumberton.
Deputies responded and found Byrd, his wife, Judy, 65, and his 19-year-old granddaughter at the home.
The family told them that a man came to the door and said he was having problems with his vehicle and needed water.
Two men wearing black clothing, ski masks and gloves forced their way into the home and demanded money, Sealey said.
All three of the men had guns.
The Byrds were pushed to the back of their home and instructed to open a safe.
When the men tried to rape the couple's granddaughter, Byrd grabbed a gun and exchanged shots with the assailants, Sealey said.
The men fled in Byrd's car.
Byrd was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center and later airlifted to an unidentified hospital.
Later, the Sheriff's Office was notified that two people who had been shot came to McLeod Medical Center in Dillon, South Carolina.
Both were airlifted to an unidentified hospital for emergency surgery, Sealey said.
The Sheriff's Office identified them as Brandon Carver Stephens, 28, whose last known address was N.C. 130 East in Fairmont, and Jamar Hawkins, 17, of Old Whiteville Road in Lumberton.
They will be charged upon their release from the hospital, a Sheriff's Office spokesman said.
Faison, Stephens and Hawkins are believed to have been involved in other home invasion robberies, Sealey said.
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