Category Archives: North Carolina

Killed – Jeremy Alexander Brown (Charlotte, NC)

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The victim of a Tuesday morning shooting in east Charlotte has died, and CMPD has opened a homicide investigation.

The victim was identified as Jeremy Alexander Brown, 28.

The shooting was reported to police at 12:59 a.m. Tuesday in the 2900 block of Milton Road. When officers arrived they found the Brown suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was taken by paramedics to Carolinas Medical Center, where he died from his injuries Tuesday afternoon.

Police said 28-year-old Jeremy Brown died Tuesday afternoon Carolinas Medical Center after someone shot him in an SUV on Milton Road just after midnight.

Jeremy Alexander Brown was shot and killed on November of last year. Police say he met three people about 40 minutes before officers found Brown in a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound.

http://www.qcitymetro.com/news/articles/east_charlotte_shooting_victim_dies_in_hospital084408678.cfm

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/police-investigate-east-charlotte-homicide/nbrmG/

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/04/11116648/

http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/CMPD/organization/investigative/ViolentCrimes/Homicide-ADW/pages/openinvestigations.aspx

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charlotte/obituary.aspx?pid=168074019

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Jeremy-Alexander-Brown-96769729

Killed – Brenda Woodard (Lenoir County, NC)

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Deputies have charged a woman with murder for allegedly shooting her mother in the back of her head, all while the suspect’s 4-year-old child was inside the home.

According to the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, Laurie Ann Ellis has been charged with an open count of murder in the shooting death of 62-year-old Brenda Woodard.

Investigators said the shooting happened at 3825 Sharon Church Road, northeast of Kinston, at about 4:08 p.m. Monday. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found Woodard dead on her bedroom floor with a gunshot wound to the back of her head, the Sheriff’s Office stated.

Ellis and her 4-year-old son were at the home when deputies arrived, investigators said. It was believed that the child was in another room when Ellis allegedly shot her mother.

Ellis told deputies she accidentally shot her mother, according to the Sheriff’s Office. But based on the suspect’s “deceptive statements” during the initial interview, as well as evidence from the scene, investigators said they believe Ellis murdered the victim.

A motive, however, was unknown.

The gun that Ellis used was found hidden in a closet and was reported stolen about a year ago, deputies said.

The victim’s husband, James Woodard, had just gotten home from a dentist visit when deputies arrived at the scene, the Sheriff’s Office stated.

http://www.wcti12.com/news/deputies-investigate-fatal-lenoir-county-shooting/22918638

http://www.kinston.com/article/20131111/News/311119984

http://www.kinston.com/article/20131113/News/311139994

http://www.kinston.com/article/20131230/News/312309991

http://goldsborodailynews.com/blog/2013/11/12/daughter-charged-mothers-death/

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/SHERIFF–Fatal-Shooting-In-Lenoir-County-231496281.html

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Greensboro, NC)

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GREENSBORO — Police have identified the surviving victim of a shooting as 32-year-old as Nathan OHara Ford. They have not released the name of the deceased, pending notification of family members.

GREENSBORO — One man is dead and another injured in a shooting on Ross Avenue Monday afternoon.

Police were called to 830 Ross Ave. at about 3:20 p.m. about a shooting. When officers arrived they found one man shot in the street and another dead inside the home, Capt. Mike Richey said. The man in the street was taken to Moses Cone Hospital, where he is in stable condition.

GREENSBORO — A man killed more than a week ago inside a Greensboro home is the result of self-defense, police said.

Greensboro police were called to 803 Ross Ave. about 3:20 p.m. on Nov. 11 and found one man dead inside the house and another man shot in the street.

Police said Wednesday that the two men shot each other inside the home.

Nathan Ohara Ford, 32, lives at the house with his girlfriend and two children. Ford was at home when Patrick Lamont Powell came to the house, said Capt. Mike Richey with Greensboro police.

Powell, 32, came to the house to rob Ford, Richey said. At some point, Powell shot Ford, and Ford returned fire in self-defense, according to Richey.

Powell was found dead inside the house. Ford was found outside, where he was taken by ambulance to Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/article_ff3141ea-4b13-11e3-b2cf-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.greensboro.com/news/police-greensboro-man-shot-killed-person-in-self-defense/article_e079eaa8-520d-11e3-8a3f-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/one-dead-one-injured-in-southeast-greensboro-shooting/article_ff3141ea-4b13-11e3-b2cf-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/piedmont/shooting-investigated-in-greensboro/22917014

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/the-gun-report-november-12-2013/

http://www.blackwellfuneral.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1160558

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetimesnews/obituary.aspx?n=patrick-lamont-saint-powell&pid=168080047&

Double Shooting – Killed – Patrick Lamont Powell (Greensboro, NC)

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GREENSBORO — Police have identified the surviving victim of a shooting as 32-year-old as Nathan OHara Ford. They have not released the name of the deceased, pending notification of family members.

GREENSBORO — One man is dead and another injured in a shooting on Ross Avenue Monday afternoon.

Police were called to 830 Ross Ave. at about 3:20 p.m. about a shooting. When officers arrived they found one man shot in the street and another dead inside the home, Capt. Mike Richey said. The man in the street was taken to Moses Cone Hospital, where he is in stable condition.

GREENSBORO — A man killed more than a week ago inside a Greensboro home is the result of self-defense, police said.

Greensboro police were called to 803 Ross Ave. about 3:20 p.m. on Nov. 11 and found one man dead inside the house and another man shot in the street.

Police said Wednesday that the two men shot each other inside the home.

Nathan Ohara Ford, 32, lives at the house with his girlfriend and two children. Ford was at home when Patrick Lamont Powell came to the house, said Capt. Mike Richey with Greensboro police.

Powell, 32, came to the house to rob Ford, Richey said. At some point, Powell shot Ford, and Ford returned fire in self-defense, according to Richey.

Powell was found dead inside the house. Ford was found outside, where he was taken by ambulance to Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/article_ff3141ea-4b13-11e3-b2cf-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.greensboro.com/news/police-greensboro-man-shot-killed-person-in-self-defense/article_e079eaa8-520d-11e3-8a3f-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/one-dead-one-injured-in-southeast-greensboro-shooting/article_ff3141ea-4b13-11e3-b2cf-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/piedmont/shooting-investigated-in-greensboro/22917014

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/the-gun-report-november-12-2013/

http://www.blackwellfuneral.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1160558

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetimesnews/obituary.aspx?n=patrick-lamont-saint-powell&pid=168080047&

Killed – Gerald Kirkland (Charlotte, NC)

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Police in Charlotte say they have arrested a man they believe to be responsible for a shooting at a west Charlotte hotel that left one man dead.

The incident was reported at the Airport Inn on the 2400 block of Wilkinson Boulevard at 3:02 a.m., according to a release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Police say 51-year-old Gerald Kirkland was found inside the motel suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on scene by Medic crews.

During the investigation, detectives soon named Cremlen Glenn Ogarro, 37, as the suspect in the shooting.

Ogarro was located around 3 p.m. on the 4400 block of South Tryon Street and taken to police headquarters to be interviewed by detectives. He was then arrested and charged with first degree murder.

http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/23931661/police-find-man-fatally-shot-inside-west-charlotte-motel

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/man-shot-killed-west-charlotte-hotel-room-monday-m/nbpKG/

http://www.kpho.com/story/23931661/police-find-man-fatally-shot-inside-west-charlotte-motel

Killed – Davis Brent Wiggins (Lenoir County, NC)

Davis Brent Wiggins

Lenoir County Sheriff Chris Hill said around 8:00 Sunday night the Lenoir County 911 center received a report of a person shot at 5825 Little Wiggins Road near La Grange.

Hill said when deputies arrived to the scene they found Davis Brent Wiggins, 35, dead in the home near a side entry door. Hill said the victim had apparently been shot in the neck.

Sheriff Hill said the shooting suspect was identified as the victim’s brother, Scott Wiggins.

Scott Wiggins was home when authorities arrived and cooperated with law enforcement during the investigation, according to Sheriff Hill.

Investigators said the two brothers and their families live next door to each other. They said the shooting stemmed from an argument earlier in the evening.

The victim walked over to his brother’s home to continue the argument. The brothers then got in a physical fight, according to investigators. The wives of the brothers tried to separate the two men. The victim got on the outside of the side entry door and was being blocked by the wives.

It was reported Scott Wiggins got his handgun and fired a warning shot. The victim then charged into the home.

Scott Wiggnins reportedly fired one round hitting his brother in the neck. Family tried performing CPR but Davis Wiggins died at the scene, according to Sheriff Hill.

No charges have been filed in this matter.

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/FIRST-ON-WITN-Sheriffs-Office-Investigating-Deadly-Shooting-231387451.html

http://www.wcti12.com/news/sheriff-brother-shoots-kills-brother-during-argument/22907072

http://www.kinston.com/article/20131112/News/311129998

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kinston/obituary.aspx?pid=167957760

Killed – Michael Wha (Fayetteville, NC)

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A student from Campbell University was fatally shot when he ran from a fight to a nearby house for help, police say.

Michael Wha, 21, who was a graduate of Berean Baptist Academy ran from his house on Braybrook Place on Saturday night, police said.

While seeking help at a neighbor’s home, Wha apparently forced a door, police said.

The homeowner was armed with a handgun and opened fire when Wha broke in at about 11:45 pm

Police say Wha, who was in the 2014 class at Campbell University, was involved in a domestic dispute with his mother at their home.

Witnesses say his mother ran into the street calling for help, when a neighbor heard the calls and said she would call 911.

The neighbor then returned to her home and locked her door. Witnesses say that’s when Wha went to the neighbor’s house and tried to force his way into the home.

The neighbor’s husband shot Wha when he gained entry, witnesses told WNCN. There were at least 3 shots, witnesses said.

Police responded to a home on Braybrooke Place in Fayetteville around 11:42 p.m.

Police say Michael Wha, 21, who lived on the same street, forced his way into a neighbor’s residence where someone from his home had sought refuge.

Officials said the subject of the domestic disturbance call went the neighbor’s home for safety.

Police said 21-year-old Michael Wha then also went to the neighbor’s home and forced open the front door.

http://wbtw.com/2013/11/11/nc-college-student-shot-after-running-from-fight-to-get-help-police-say/

http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/article/305402/57/NC-Man-Shot-Killed-Getting-Away-From-A-Fight

http://www.wral.com/fayetteville-shooting-911-call-my-husband-did-not-have-a-choice-/13108173/

http://myfox8.com/2013/11/11/domestic-disturbance-ends-in-death-for-fayetteville-man/

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/north-carolina/man-escaping-fight-shot-killed-in-fayetteville-home-breakin/22901192

http://abc11.com/archive/9320300/

http://www.lafayettefh.com/obits/obituary.php?id=388841

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Michael-Wha&lc=6272&pid=168096670&mid=5743956

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Michael-Y.-Wha-96836577