What an incredible story. The boy involved in protecting his grandmother was no stranger to violence. His father was recently shot and killed by criminals. In an attempt to help his grandsons to learn self-defense, the granddad taught them how to shoot. Due to his actions, this family was protected from another attack. Bravo! Learn how to defend your life, it always pays off.
Police say the brothers were reportedly trying to break into the home when a 14-year-old, who was visiting his grandmother, shot Isai Delcid. Delcid was pronounced dead at the scene.
Carlos Delcid ran from the scene. He was located and arrested later that night.
“Nobody likes to hear anything like this happened. A young fellow being involved… my grandson,” said George Wyant, the homeowner. Wyant said he was not home at the time of the shooting. He said a neighbor called him to tell him something happened. “You wouldn’t think it would happen. Why would somebody come way up here, bust in a house? I don’t know,” Wyant said.
This isn’t the first time his grandson has dealt with violence. WBTV learned the 14-year-old lost his father during a robbery-homicide in 2008.
Wyant said his son-in-law, Greg Hernandez, was shot to death at his business, Greg’s Automotive on Independence Blvd. “He had the hood open in his car,” Wyant said. “He was a mechanic. It was his garage. Somebody came in and shot him.”
Wyant’s grandson was eight years old at the time. Now, six years later, he was apparently trying to protect his grandmother and himself from intruders.
“They lost their father and now something like this has to happen.”
The house on Rolling Field Road has been hit by criminals before. “Twice last month I was robbed. I guess they came back.” He said thieves stole items belonging to his wife.
Police have not said whether the cases are connected. Wyant said that his grandson did a good job, and that he’s thankful he was there. “What would have happened if he wasn’t there?”
Carlos Delcid was taken into custody at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with first-degree burglary.
Police say they were initially given the identity of Isai Delcid as the brother charged in the case.