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.