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1 dead and 2 injured after grandfather pulls gun on men trying to gang rape his granddaughter

By Mason White 6:24 PM October 27, 2014
Jamie Faison (right) Jamar Hawkins (center)
Brandon Stephens 

By: Chan Yuan
A man was killed during a shootout between three intruders and a man who was protecting his granddaughter.

The incident began when three masked men broke into the home of 67-year-old Kenneth Byrd of North Carolina.

The three home invaders allegedly tried to rape his 19-year-old granddaughter. Kenneth and his wife Judy, 65, were held at gunpoint and he was ordered to open their safe.

Byrd managed to grab a gun from his safe and shot the three men. The men returned fire and shot Byrd several times before fleeing in the old man’s Cadillac.

20-year-old Jamie Faison died of the gunshot wounds. His accomplices, Jamar Hawkins, 17, and Brandon Stephens, 28, were hospitalized after suffering from gunshot wounds.

Stephens and Hawkins face a number of charges including robbery and capital murder in the death of Faison.

Byrd was also taken to a hospital and is in critical condition.