NC man shot in head after confronting trio about burglary, deputies say

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Three men are in the Pender County Jail following a Monday morning shooting.

In a news release, the Pender County Sheriff’s Office said Hayden Wade Hines, 18, of Atkinson, Tyler Glenn Hines, 21, of Atkinson, and Christopher Blake Rivenbark, 21, of Watha, are all charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied conveyance inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.


Rivenbark is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Bond is $325,000 for each and additional charges related to auto and residential burglaries in the last two months in the northern and western parts of Pender County are expected, according to the release.

The sheriff’s office said shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, a mother reported her adult son, 26-year-old Zachary Barnes of Burgaw, had been shot in the head on Bell-Williams Road. 

Deputies located Barnes, who was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

According to the release, the incident began when Barnes confronted the alleged shooters about a family member’s residence that had recently been burglarized.

Anyone with information on the three suspects should call Lt. Shepard at 910-259-1212.

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