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Fight over ex-girlfriend leads to fatal Harnett County shooting

Posted July 19, 2010

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— A fight over an ex-girlfriend led to a fatal shooting at 4122 Wire Road in Linden on Sunday night, according to Harnett County sheriff’s officials.

Deputies say Christopher Shane Brock shot and killed Michael Wayne Wright, just before 11 p.m., after Wright came to his house and threatened him for the second time that day.

Deputies responded to the house earlier that evening, around 8:30 p.m., after Wright confronted Brock, who is dating Wright's former girlfriend. Deputies said they were unable to find Wright at that time.

During his second and final visit that night, Wright fought with Brock and Brock's grandmother, who also lives at the house, before Brock shot him.

Wright's body was sent to the N.C. Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The investigation was continuing. No charges have been filed.

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  • leannaxmurder Jul 20, 2010

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  • jgoembel Jul 19, 2010

    I grew up on that road with Mr Wright as a very good friend. As it were we grew apart with age and I have not seen or talked to him in 12 years. My name is Joey Goembel II. He was a kind hearted young man, who would lend a hand to anyone during the time I knew him. He was not violent, but could become that way quckly with reason. I admit he was wrong, and he did bring it on himself. But I would like to think he was still a good person despite his bad intentions. Hopefully his kid will come to know him for as a good person. Rest in peace Michael

  • rich son Jul 19, 2010

    I agree with mugu.......There's a big difference between a girlfriend and a loving wife.

  • dcshadows Jul 19, 2010

    Here is whats wrong "whocares"...

    These men and women give their most prized possession (body and soul) to someone they think they love and they think loves them. Then when they 'fall' out of love the more immature of the two can't handle the fact that they are emotional torn and separated from that other person. It is called morality and we don't incorporate it in our life and relationships. Therefore chaos is the only thing to fall back on if you are not grounded.
    That is our society.

  • GodBless Jul 19, 2010

    Michael has a child with the girl...Now that child will never know its father...What a shame.

  • whocares Jul 19, 2010

    What is it about men that when a wife or girlfriend tells him it is over that they cannot make that connection in their brain. I guess they hear come kill whoever I am seeing now so that one or both of you can possibly end up dead.

  • TomLynda Jul 19, 2010

    "No woman is worth dying for or going to prison for, they are a dime a dozen and there is always a better one around the corner. No matter how awesome your woman is, you can always do better."

    You are so far off the mark it is pathetic. I love my wife and would give my life gladly for her. You need to find what true love is all about before life passes you by.

  • kenshi Jul 19, 2010

    For those of you saying a woman is no reason to die for... wimps. If you're not willing to give your life for someone you love or to protect your household then why don't you just crawl under a rock and let life go by.

  • kenshi Jul 19, 2010

    Mr. Brock is probably thinking 'good riddance' right about now.

  • Mugu Jul 19, 2010

    No woman is worth dying for or going to prison for, they are a dime a dozen and there is always a better one around the corner. No matter how awesome your woman is, you can always do better.

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