“…ran into the front yard of the residence, where he collapsed and died.”
Of course it’s a happy ending to a home invasion when the invader gets what he deserves. But there is something special to note here:
The sheriff’s office says one family member, whom it will not identify, was able to get a shotgun and fired once, hitting Blount in the chest. Investigators say Blount ran into the front yard of the residence, where he collapsed and died.
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/24/4061521/id-released-on-man-shot-in-union.html#storylink=cpy
It’s worthy of note that, while we don’t know if it was a solid hit or what shot was used, the shotgun did not cause him to fly backwards 10 feet and did not stop him dead in his tracks (pun intended). Always plan on more than one shot to stop an attack.