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North Carolina boy, 12, opens fire and kills a home intruder, 19, who shot his 73-year-old grandmother in the leg

Two armed men entered the home of Linda Ellis, 73, in Goldsboro, North Carolina, at around 1am on Saturday night

They demanded money and shot Ellis in the leg

Ellis' 12-year-old grandson shot a firearm at the intruders and they fled

Khalil Herring, 19, was found at an intersection a half block from the apartment

Police said they found evidence that he was one of the suspects

Herring was taken to hospital but died of his injuries

Ellis is in hospital in a stable condition and her grandson is said to be 'holding up'

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