A home owner in Garner surprised a prowler. the prowler shot at him and he returned fire. The police cited the home owner...
...and yes. I understand if the choice is your life or a misdemeanor charge you take the shot. This is bullshit that might cost you your permit or your weapon and you shouldn't have to go through it for defending your life or property.
You can get more details here.
Update: Details at NC Gun Blog. Appears the the Gardner town ordinance does have a self-defense exemption. The homeowner wasn't shot at and wasn't on his property when he discharged his weapon and so the exemption did not apply and so he was cited. all of which NBC-17 neglected to include in their report.