EDEN, N.C. — One man is dead and another is in jail after police say they tried to rob a home in Eden.

Eden Police say Deonte Eric Smith and Dieontra Shukur Clark forced their way into a home on the 800 block of Bridge Street after midnight Sunday. Officers responded around 12:45 to find Clark dead and the homeowners with gunshot wounds. 

Police believe Smith and Clark broke in intending to rob Deandre Hill and Brianna Aleman. Shots were fired and Clark, 21, was killed. Hill and Aleman were also shot and needed medical attention. 

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A 5-year-old in the house was uninjured. 

Police say Smith, 22, ran away from the scene and was arrested later in the day. He is charged with one count of First Degree Murder, one count of First Degree Burglary and one count of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.

Anyone with more information about Smith should call Det. Brandon Buckner with Eden Police at (336) 623-9755 (24 hours) or (336) 623-9240 (Office). To leave an anonymous tip, call Rockingham County Crime Stoppers at (336) 349-9683.

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