MONROE, N.C. — A home invasion turned deadly in Monroe on Friday morning, police said.

It happened around 4:30 a.m. at 1603 Tower Ct. Police said two people forcibly entered the home and demanded money. 

Lucero Sosa Capote was shot and killed during the break-in, police said. Her five children were in the home at the time; two were treated for minor injuries during the altercation, according to investigators.

The suspects were described as follows:

  • Black male and white male
  • Both were wearing gray jogging pants
  • Black male was wearing a black hoodie 
  • White male was wearing a green hoodie
  • Both were wearing something over their faces 

If you know anything about this crime, call Monroe Police at 704-282-4700 or the Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600.  You may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.


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