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UPDATE: Arrest made after 2 killed in home invasion in Carbon Hill

Published: May. 26, 2022 at 11:43 AM CDT|Updated: May. 27, 2022 at 6:19 PM CDT
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CARBON HILL, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: The Walker County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a woman was charged following a home invasion in Carbon Hill. Investigators said a shooting, that happened because of the home invasion, killed two people and injured one.

According to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Paula Charlene Painter, of Carbon Hill, was charged with two counts of Felony Murder, one count of Attempted Murder, and one count of Robbery First Degree.

Investigators said Painter’s involvement includes assisting two people with planning and carrying out the home invasion and robbery. The investigation continues.

Paula Charlene Painter
Paula Charlene Painter(Walker County Sheriff's Office)

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office has been assisting the Carbon Hill Police Department with a home invasion that...

Posted by Walker County Sheriff's Office on Friday, May 27, 2022

ORIGINAL: Authorities in Carbon Hill are investigating a deadly shooting and home invasion.

According to a Facebook post by Carbon Hill Police, the incident happened Thursday morning on 4th Avenue NE near Marlin Jordan Road. Carbon Hill Police Antoine Cobb says that once on the property and inside the home, law enforcement discovered the two intruders dead due to gunshot wounds. The homeowner fired the shots but he was also struck during the exchange of gun fire at least once in the stomach.

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He is now being treated at a hospital in Birmingham. The Police Chief stressing that is appears the home owner was acting in self defense.

“I look at it, if someone comes in your home, trying to harm you, you don’t have a choice. The subjects were wearing ski masks and they entered that home to do something,” said Chief Cobb.

There was one other residents inside at the time of the intrusion. Law enforcement says the other was shaken up, but not physically harmed during the exchange of gun fire. Walker County Sheriffs deputies also responded to the scene. We will keep you updated as we learn more on this developing story.

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