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Man accused of shooting woman outside Apex home

Posted January 28, 2015

Ricky Lane McNeil

— An Apex man has been arrested after he allegedly shot a woman outside a home over the weekend.

Ricky Lane McNeil, 51, of 2713-D Blazing Trail, faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in connection with the shooting Saturday night of Joyce Womble.

A search warrant returned Tuesday cites two witnesses telling Wake County sheriff's deputies that they were watching TV when a man known to one of the witnesses as Ricky arrived at a home on Humie Olive Road shortly before 1 a.m. and started knocking on a window.

Witnesses are cited in the warrant as telling investigators that they heard two gunshots after Womble went outside to investigate.

She returned inside, saying she had been shot.

According to the warrant, a resident in the neighbor identified McNeil as a man who cut through her yard shortly after she heard two gunshots.

The warrant does not provide a motive for the shooting or say what relationship McNeil has with Womble. A spokesman for the Wake County Sheriff's Office said only that the two know one another.

McNeil's home is approximately a half-mile north of where the shooting occurred.

Womble was listed in good condition at WakeMed Wednesday.


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  • NotLiberal Jan 28, 2015

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    Probably the most ignorant (i.e. does not know what they are talking about, not a derogatory name) post of the day.

  • LetsBeFair Jan 28, 2015

    sounds like he got something bad in his head.

  • T-ONE Jan 28, 2015

    Just threw your life away buddy...at age 51 one would think you would know better.

  • bacon-grits-eggs Jan 28, 2015

    gmommaopinion, if he was carrying the gun illegally, then what other laws would have prevented him from breaking the law? He was already breaking the law. Criminals will be criminals, Your comment makes no sense. If someone comes around my house at night like that, they will be the one hoping the police come.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Jan 28, 2015

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    Prowl around my house and you will be dealing with Glock perfection.

  • gmommaopinion Jan 28, 2015

    I just bet he did not even have a license to carry a loaded gun. Now he faces his dire consequences. We need to up grade the law on carrying loaded guns.

  • AnonyMouseLOL Jan 28, 2015

    Glad Womble is going to be ok.
    You come prowling around my house after dark, I promise - you'll be dealing with the cops.

  • diana123 Jan 28, 2015

    nighty night