GASTONIA,North Carolina– During an alleged attempted break-in, an armed man was shot and killed in the front yard of a residence in Gastonia on Thursday night.
The incident took place at approximately 10:45 p.m. on May 25 in the 2900 block of Crescent Lane, according to the police.After receiving reports of a shooting, the Gastonia Police responded to the area.
The caller informed them that a man was attempting to break into the residence, and another man inside the home fired shots in response.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered Frankie Carl Jones, a resident of Charlotte, outside the home near the front door. Jones had sustained at least one gunshot wound.
Jones was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the police.
Gastonia Police stated that Jones had arrived at the residence armed with a handgun. He confronted a male resident at the front door, and as a result, he was shot during the altercation.
The investigation into this fatal incident is still ongoing.
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