Category Archives: North Carolina

Killed – Maurice Arnold (Durham, NC)

Maurice Arnold

DURHAM, N.C. — A 49-year-old Durham man died early Thursday after being shot inside his home on Mutual Court, police said.

Officers responding to 204 Mutual Court about 12:30 a.m. found Maurice Arnold inside with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Martha Townsend-McGee was arrested Monday and charged with the murder of Maurice Arnold in July, Durham Police said.

Townsend-McGee, 47, of 204 Mutual Court was arrested Fairmont  by members of U.S. Marshals.

She is charged with killing Arnold, 49, and also living at 204 Mutual Court.

Durham Police reported July 11 they were investigating a shooting that happened at approximately 12:37 a.m. inside the Mutual Court residence.  A male victim was found shot inside and dead at the scene.

Killed – Robert Lamont Currie (Fayetteville, NC)


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A 38-year-old Fayetteville man was charged with first-degree murder early Wednesday after authorities say he shot and killed a person at a home in the 800 block of Bullock Street.

Marlon Dwayne Underwood, of 1906 Slater Ave., was jailed without bond Wednesday morning in the Cumberland County jail.

According to investigators, Underwood shot Robert Lamont Currie, 42, multiple times about 12:15 a.m. after a disturbance at Currie’s Bullock Street home.

Currie was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


Fayetteville police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal shooting on Bullock Street early Wednesday morning.

Police responded to a report of a shooting at approximately 12:20 a.m. at the 800 block of Bullock St. An investigation determined that a verbal dispute began at a residence and ended with the victim being shot and killed.

Killed – Jesse Ray Walker (Reidsville, NC)

Jesse Ray Walker

REIDSVILLE — A man who shot an alleged burglar outside a Reidsville business was acting in self defense, Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page  said Monday afternoon.

Jesse Ray Walker, 28, of Reidsville, is dead. He was shot  early Monday morning outside Hall Well & Plumbing on Flat Rock Road by Steve Hall. According to Page, Hall lives next door and is vice-president of the company.

During a press conference Monday, Page said Walker was shot in the torso.

Hall was awakened by an alarm shortly after 3 a.m. When he went outside, Page said, he saw Walker and another man, Brandon Joe Hanks, pushing away rolls of copper.

Hall told the men to stop, Page said, at which point Walker charged at him. That’s when Hall fired.

Killed – Megeal McCaskill (Greensboro, NC)

Megeal McCaskill

GREENSBORO — Police are investigating the death of a man from an apparent gunshot wound.

According to police, officers were called to 1720 Bristol Road at about 1:15 am.

Investigators discovered Megeal McCaskill, 34, suffering from a gunshot wound. Attempts to revive the man were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Killed – Tyree Simmons (Goldsboro, NC)


GOLDSBORO, N.C. — A Goldsboro man was arrested Sunday morning after, police say, he shot and killed a man during an altercation in his yard.

Stevie Denardo Simmons, 41, of 610 W. Walnut St., faces one count of murder. He was being held without bond Sunday in the Wayne County jail.

Investigators say Simmons shot Tyree Louis Simmons, 23, of 317 Hollowell Street, around 9:48 p.m. Saturday. After being shot, Tyree Simmons ran down the street to 101 Georgia Avenue, where he collapsed on the kitchen floor and died.

The two men are not related.

Killed – Lemuel Rufus Furr (Charlotte, NC)

Lemuel Rufus Furr

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is conducting an investigation, after an officer involved shooting in the 2500 block of Penninger Circle. The call for service came in at 1:15 a.m., on Saturday, July 06.

Officers responded to a call about an assault with a deadly weapon.

When officers got to the scene, they spoke with the person who called. He said he and his father, got into an argument inside a home and the suspect shot at him and had barricaded himself inside the residence.

Police tried to negotiate with the father, 59-year-old Lemuel Rufus Furr III. Furr told negotiators he was not going to be taken alive, police said.

Eventually, Furr exited the home, pointing two handguns at the officers, the report states.

A CMPD Officer assigned to the Vice and Gang Unit then fired, hitting and killing Furr. Per department protocol, the officer, who has been with CMPD since September 2000, was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.–214462751.html

Killed – Emmanuel Abram Sneed Sanders (Gastonia, NC)


A Gastonia man faces an attempted first-degree murder charge in the wake of a shooting early Friday.

Isiah Harper, 16, of 11 Billings St., is accused of shooting 28-year-old Emmanuel Abram Sneed Sanders.

Police were called out to the Sanders’ home along the 400 block of Queens Road at 1:46 a.m.

Harper reportedly shot him twice in the left side, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.