Fayetteville homeowner shoots neighbor
Posted November 10, 2013
Fayetteville, N.C. — A Fayetteville man was shot and killed after forcing his way into a neighbor's home seeking refuge after a domestic disturbance late Saturday, police said.
Police responding to the disturbance on Braybrooke Place found that Michael Wha, 21, of 1212 Braybrooke Place, forced his way into the neighbor's home and upon entering the living room was shot by the homeowner.
"We hear Fort Bragg all the time from our neighborhood we can hear the rifle ranges, so I thought it was just guys firing at night," said neighbor William Staniford.
Staniford said the neighborhood is struggling to cope with the tragedy.
"Think about it. You have one lady over there who lost her son and then you have another young man who took her son's life to protect his life," he said.
The name of the homeowner has not been released and authorities have not said whether charges will be filed.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 910-433-1856 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-8477.