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Current boyfriend shoots woman's angry ex in Knightdale

Posted November 12, 2016
Updated November 13, 2016

— A person is in custody and a man is hospitalized following a shooting in Knightdale Saturday morning.

Officers responded to 911 Ballast Drive around 11:25 a.m. for a reported shooting, which stemmed from a domestic altercation.

Knightdale police said the suspect, 34-year-old Lee Harris, Jr. was visiting his girlfriend at her home when Alcalvin Rogers arrived. Rogers is the father of Harris’ girlfriend’s children, police said. Rogers cut the electrical power to the residence and began banging on the door. Harris opened the door and shot Rogers, police said.

Investigators are still trying to determine Rogers’ motive for coming to the residence.

Knightdale Police Chief Lawrence Capps said this is not the first time officers have been called to 911 Ballast to defuse a situation involving Rogers.

Harris has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

The investigation is ongoing, and there is no risk to the community.


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  • Danny Basden Nov 14, 2016
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    It is not a black/white issue. The Castle Doctrine clearly states "The lawful occupant of a home" in other words, it wasn't his castle. Likely being a felon with a gun is what brought the other charges though, and again, that is not a race issue...

  • Robert Richardson Nov 14, 2016
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    I think the extra charges all stem from the main one of possession by a felon. I have to wonder if the ex knew he was there. If not, the fact he cut the power just makes it even more ominous of what his intentions were.

  • Catherine Edwards Nov 14, 2016
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    Most white people would have not been charged (except the firearm possession by felon). Castle doctrine not apply to everyone?

  • Jim Frei Nov 13, 2016
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    Mr. Harris should have all charges dismissed. He was defending another person and himself from harm.

  • Mary Meadows Nov 13, 2016
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    Would like more details but curious on all the charges to current boyfriend. I get the firearm by felon but am curious as to other charges. The ex had a history of abuse/violence (due to #of times cops called to house) and I hardly think someone who cuts the power to house is there to deliver lollipops and sunshine.