Two children from North Carolina were forced to use a gun to defend their mother who was being attacked. The man had a history of violence with the mother and brandished a pistol previously. He also was alleged to have threatened to have killed all within the house. One of the kids found the weapon and gave it to the older sibling who in turn shot the man who was in the middle of assaulting the mother. He died quickly at the scene of the crime and authorities decided not to press charges against the children. Another sibling was injured in the attack as well as the mother, both were treated for the wounds then released.