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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A handgun may have saved a North Carolina man’s life, but it could also send him to prison.

Harold Williams told WTVD that he used a gun and wounded a couple of armed robbers who broke into his home last week.

“They kicked in my bedroom door,” said Williams. “One took a low stance. One took a high stance. Both were armed and wearing masks. I grabbed the gun and did what I can do.”

When police arrived, they found one of the alleged armed robbers in Williams’ front yard.

The other suspect fled, but later went to a local hospital where he was arrested.

According to WTVD, both men are charged with robbery, breaking and entering, and conspiracy.

But, since Williams is a convicted felon, he is also facing charges.

Williams was charged with possessing a firearm by a felon.  The charge could send him to prison.

He told the local news station that his felony charge was for possessing stolen property in 1989.

Without the gun, Williams says he thinks he would have been shot, even killed, by the intruders.

“I feel justified,” Williams said. “If I had it to do over again, I would do it the same way.”

Read more: WTVD


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