Cops: Man shoots intruder, kills own brother

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a Wilmington man who thought he was shooting an intruder ended up killing his own brother.

Police say they got a domestic disturbance call Thursday night and found two brothers fighting at a Wilmington home. George Dastmalchi was taken to a hospital, treated for severe intoxication and later left under his own power.

A few hours later, police got a second call to the same address. They say 65-year-old Al Dastmalchi told them he had heard glass breaking at his front door and shot after he saw someone lunging at him with a weapon.

When he turned on the porch light, Al Dastmalchi realized he had shot his 63-year-old brother in the chest. George Dastmalchi was pronounced dead at a hospital.

No charges have been filed.

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