A 55-year-old Elizabeth City man is dead after another man broke into his home on Darian Drive, in Elizabeth City, around 12:30 last night.
Milton Sawyer Jr. died from his injuries during a fight with the suspect. A female who was also in the home at the time of the break-in, was treated for injuries and released form a local hospital.
The suspect stole money, jewelry, and other items from the home.
The investigation into the break-in is ongoing by the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the crime line at 252-335-5555, or the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office at 252-338-2191.