Suspects sought in home invasion

Published 4:02 pm Monday, December 7, 2009

RICH SQUARE — The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects after a violent home invasion left a man injured with a gunshot wound.

According to Chief Detective D.M. Harmon, lead investigator on the case, the NCSO received a call at approximately 8:40 p.m. Sunday night in reference to a home invasion.

Harmon said the invasion occurred at a residence on Highway 258 near Rich Square, one occupied by a couple, three children and a family friend, Calvin Clark, 43, formally of Murfreesboro.

Harmon said there was a knock at the front door of the residence and as Clark went to answer he noticed a black female outside. Once Clark opened the door, the female stepped aside and a black male dressed in black advanced forward with a shotgun and demanded money.

At that point, Clark tried to close the door. Harmon said the suspect shot through the door and once inside he shot Clark once on the right side of his torso.

The suspects fled the scene in a green colored Oldsmobile Alero.

Clark was airlifted from the Rich Square Fire Department to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Harmon said at last check, the victim is in critical condition.

Harmon said he is following up on leads in the case and urged the public to come forward if they have any information.

“Any information will be kept confidential,” he said.

Those with information can contact the NCSO at (252) 534-2611 or the Northampton County Crime Stoppers (252) 534-1110.