Salisbury: Shooting into Occupied Property Friday on Woody Avenue. 71 Year-Old Man Exchanges Gunfire with Home Invaders and They Take Off

Posted on February 1, 2017

RFP Staff

♦ Salisbury Police sources reported that Terry Lee Snipes, 71, was the victim of all other shooting into an occupied property Friday at 252 Woody Avenue. The crime was reported at 9:43 p.m.  Mr. Snipes, who lives at the end of block, stood down a home invasion by three armed males.  Mr. Snipes, in defending his turf, exchanged shots with the invaders who quickly changed their minds about sticking around and took off.  No injuries were reported.

252 Woody Avenue, Salisbury, N.C.:

Location 252 Woody Avenue, Salisbury, N.C.:

Mr. Snipes is protected by North Carolina law pertaining to home defense. Here is a simplified version of that law:

This crime remains under investigation.

Citizens having any knowledge about this crime are urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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