Police: Burglar, woman exchange gunfire during attempted break-in

A North Carolina woman exchanged fire with a man who was breaking into her home Wednesday, police said.

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A North Carolina woman exchanged fire with a man who was breaking into her home Wednesday, police said.

A North Carolina woman and a burglar exchanged gunfire early Wednesday morning inside a Burlington home, WXII reported.

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The woman told police she was awakened around 4 a.m. by the sound of breaking glass in her kitchen, the television station reported.

The woman, whose 10-year-old son was also asleep in the home, armed herself with a pistol and confronted the man, who opened fire with a semiautomatic pistol, WXII reported.

The woman returned fire and the suspect escaped through the broken kitchen window, the television station reported.

Police described the burglar as a black male in his early to mid-20s, who was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, WXII reported.

The woman and her son were not injured, said police, who added the woman would not be facing charges.

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