Fayetteville, N.C. — A man who tried to break into a Fayetteville apartment early Monday was shot and killed a few blocks down the road, police said.
Officers responded at about 6:15 a.m. to a reported break-in at an apartment in the 1000 block of Cain Road.
Investigators said an apartment resident called 911 while someone was trying to get inside. Another resident shot at the intruder.
According to police, the intruder fled the scene, and the armed resident followed him to the intersection of Cain Road and Rogers Drive. A fight occurred, and more gunshots were fired.
The suspected intruder was shot multiple times and taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he died.
His identity was being withheld until family can be notified.
Neighbors said the shooting stemmed from an ongoing conflict between one of the residents and the intruder.
“It’s just been an ongoing thing. It’s sad that a life had to be lost in this situation, but it was just a lot going on with that guy,” neighbor Mark Irvin said. “I feel for my neighbor because, you know, he’s got a family.”
The armed resident was taken into custody, and police said he was cooperating with investigators.
So far, no charges have been filed in the case.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting investigation is asked to call Detective A. Caldwell with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-366-5853 or Fayetteville/Cumberland County Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).