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Home break-in forced Spartanburg mom to do the unthinkable

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SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Upstate teenager at home with his 6-year-old sister Thursday had to step into an adult role when someone tried to break into their home. It happened on Alma Byrd Lane in Spartanburg.

The victim and his mom told us in an exclusive interview how he didn't have time to panic because he had to protect his little sister. 

Cynthia Watson told me she still can't believe what her kids had to go through Thursday morning. She just moved into a new home in Spartanburg a week ago, and already its turning into their worst nightmare.

Watson's 15-year-old son Charvis Earle heard the loud noise around 9 a.m. Thursday and came downstairs to find the back door shattered and culprit still trying to get inside. Like any teenager, he ran back upstairs to grab his 6-year-old sister, called his mom and 911. 

"I told him to go upstairs and get my gun out of my drawer and I told him to shoot to kill," Watson said. 

Charvis's mom said she felt forced to put her son in an adult role to protect him and his 6-year-old sister.

Spartanburg police are still trying to find who's responsible but need your help. If you have any information that can lead to an arrest, you're asked to call Spartanburg Public Safety or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. 

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