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North Carolina sheriff: Burglar shot after assaulting woman with hammer

A man who burglarized a North Carolina home was shot by one of the occupants, a North Carolina sheriff’s office said Tuesday.

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that Bailey police reported Jose Luis Arizpe, 34, hit a woman inside the home with a hammer late Monday night. According to the news release, a man inside the home shot Arizpe multiple times. Arizpe was taken to a Raleigh hospital, where he underwent surgery.

Neither the woman’s name nor the man’s name were released by the sheriff’s office.

Warrants obtained by the sheriff’s office charged Arizpe with first-degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. The sheriff’s office said an investigation is continuing.

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