Residents along the border of North and South Carolina may now be able to rest easy: Police have confirmed that a burglar killed during a break-in is suspected to be the serial killer wanted for the string of five shooting deaths in South Carolina over the last 10 days. At 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, police officers in Gastonia, North Carolina shot and killed an alleged burglar after receiving a call from a neighbor who saw the man enter a vacant house. Police officers arrived at the scene and entered the building after knocking several times. A police officer was shot in the leg during the incident, but was treated and released from the hospital. The killer's name has not yet been released. The terrifying South Carolina killing spree began on June 27, and claimed the lives of a peach farmer, an elderly woman and her daughter, and a father and his 15-year-old daughter.