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Suspect Fatally Shot in Eastern Shore of Va. Home Invasion

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SANFORD, Va.- The Accomack County Sheriff's Office is investigating a late Wednesday night home invasion that ended with one suspect fatally shot.

The incident happened at a home on the 9000 block of Marsh Market Road near Sanford. Witnesses in the area say several shots were fired and one suspect died. 

According to Raymond Godwyn, who lives nearby, the crime happened at the home of his two grandsons, the oldest, 18-year-Tyler Williams.

"They didn't know him from Adam," Godwyn said of the suspects. "Tyler was saving up money to go to college. "

According to Godwyn, on Wednesday night his grandsons invited three friends to come over to the home when at around 10 p.m. four masked gunmen barged into the home uninvited and demanded money.

"These four people ran into the home, they had masks on and gloves and the first one they grabbed was one of Tyler's friends and they slammed him on the table and they took a pistol to his head," Godwyn said.

He said his grandsons ran upstairs and so did the other gunmen.

"They figured Tyler had money upstairs and he did," Godwyn said. "I don't know how they knew it but he did and they took his money and two of his guns."

Godwyn said Tyler tried to defend his friends and younger brother.

"He pushed one of them and grabbed [one of the suspect's] pistol. They all started shooting and this is where it all came down," Godwyn said.

The suspects fled the home. According to Godwyn, police told him two suspects fled on foot and another is in the hospital with a gunshot wound.

The fourth suspect drove more than 15 miles with gunshot wound, pulled over at a convenience store in Temperenceville and was later pronounced dead, witnesses told WBOC.  

There is no word yet on the whereabouts of the other two suspects who got away. 

Kassidy Donahoe lives just down the road from the incident and said she knows Williams and couldn't believe something like this would happen to him.

"He is a pretty good guy.  I went to school and everything with him and he is pretty chill.  It's kind of crazy for something like that to happen there because I mean, it is relatively quiet around there too," said Donahoe.

Godwin said the home is riddled with bullet holes and he plans to ensure his grandson's are ready to defend themselves again, if they ever had too.

"I am going to go out here now and see if I can buy some bullets somewhere to give him so he can load her back up again because anybody that does that needs what they've got."

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