Burglary Suspect Shot By Homeowner

A burglary suspect was shot by a homeowner overnight.  The suspect underwent surgery this morning (Tuesday) and at last report is in stable condition.

At 11:11pm Monday, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office and Bailey Police Department responded to a home in the 7900 block of Old Middlesex Road to a report of a burglary in progress.

The wounded suspect, identified as Jose Luiz Arizpe, 34, of Elm City, was transported to WakeMed for medical treatment.

According to the Nash County Sheriff’s Office,  a male and a female were inside of the residence when the break-in occurred. Arizpe is reported to have assaulted the woman with a construction hammer. The male inside of the residence, a North Carolina concealed carry permit holder, shot at the suspect several times. There were no children inside of the residence at the time.

Warrants were obtained against Arizpe for first degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. This investigation is still ongoing by the detectives of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.


  1. Good on the homeowner. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

    But why is the fact he has a concealed carry permit important to the story? He’s in his house.

    Also, concealed carry permits are an infringement of rights.

  2. It is a shame that the tax payer is the one who is going to pay for the surgery. My feeling is the home owner should have finished the job. Jose Luiz Arizpe had no right to be in there home and he tried to hurt the woman. What a big man!

  3. Great job Mr Homeowner! This is how every burglary should end. Too bad he survived but hopefully it’ll serve as a deterrent to other would-be burglars.

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