A man shot by his grandfather when he broke into his house last week has died. Jessie DeWayne Gibson, 34, died Tuesday night at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, according to a news release from the Long View Police Department.
His grandfather, George William Gibson Sr., 76, remains hospitalized and in stable condition at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. He is being treated for complications from his grandson assaulting him.
Jessie Gibson forced his way into his grandfather’s home on 38th Street NW in Hickory and attempted to steal money from him according to investigators. Jessie Gibson had his face and head concealed by a piece of clothing when he broke in, Police say he physically assaulted his grandfather, tried to steal money and pointed a pistol at him.
George Gibson shot his grandson during the attack. He was home alone at the time of the break-in, and did not realize the assailant was his grandson according to investigators.
District Attorney Scott Reilly on Wednesday said no charges would be filed against George Gibson, and that his actions were justified because he feared for his life and only used deadly force after his grandson pointed a gun at him.