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Man charged in fatal shooting at Chapel Hill home

Posted May 30
Updated May 31

— A man was arrested Friday evening in connection with a shooting at a Chapel Hill home earlier in the day, police said.

Bartholomew Romidas Scott, 35, was charged with first-degree murder and was being held without bail in the Orange County jail.

Officers were called to 102 Christopher Road just before noon regarding a reported break-in and found a man had been shot several times, police said.

Lew Hahn Hood, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Hood wasn't a resident of the home, but they released no other details of the case.

The shooting prompted two area schools – Glenwood Elementary School, at 2 Prestwick Road, and St. Thomas More Catholic School, at 920 Carmichael St. – to go on a precautionary lockdown.

Police said there was no direct threat to either school.

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  • bill15 Jun 6, 11:42 a.m.

    The commenters were really hoping this was a rich guy protecting his castle with a gun but it's just another tragic shooting in America.

  • uncfan7 Jun 2, 11:41 a.m.

    Both have criminal records and Hood has served time for drug charges. Since Scott is listed in living in Durham, not at 102 Christopher Rd., how is everyone coming to the conclusion that the homeowner/resident shot anyone? All the press release says regarding the shooting is "Chapel Hill Police Officers were dispatched to a residence on Christopher Road, and a report of a breaking and entering and that someone had been shot. When officers arrived, they found a male that had been shot, and he was transported by Orange County EMS to UNC hospital. His condition is unknown at this time. The person shot is not the resident." nothing about the homeowner having a gun or shooting... While a healthy debate about gun control is fine, we don't want to jump to conclusions too quickly and assume the homeowner even owns or has ever used a gun.

  • independent_thinker May 30, 5:33 p.m.

    I support the right of sane, responsible citizens to own firearms and use them to defend themselves and family, but I don't understand the online celebration of the loss of any life.

    It may have been a necessity to use deadly force, but it's not a party.

  • jgriffith3792 May 30, 4:59 p.m.

    "Private guns sales are to all intents and purposes completely unregulated."

    All credibility lost with that one statement. I challenge you to go and purchase a gun and then tell me how you did it without a paper trail.

    "A person may only acquire a firearm within the person’s own State, except that he or she may purchase or otherwise acquire a rifle or shotgun, in person, at a licensee’s premises in any State, provided the sale complies with State laws applicable in the State of sale and the State where the purchaser resides."
    [18 U.S.C. 922(a)(3) and (5), 922(b)(3), 27 CFR 478.29 and 478.30]

    All gun sales - private and public - have to go through and be filed with a registered and licensed Federal Firearms Dealer.

    Need to understand the subject better before you start lecturing others, Grand Union.

  • Super Hans May 30, 4:48 p.m.

    The call originally went out as a home-invasion style robbery which resulted in a shootout with... View More

    If that's true, the shooter should be facing some serious charges.
    Any chance this was gang related?

  • Grand Union May 30, 4:40 p.m.

    Ignorance is bliss . . . in Europe, the gun ownership rate is nearly zero in most cases. Guess... View More

    — Posted by sophiemom

    Ummmm no??!! The UK gun crime rate is just as high as the US, do your research before spouting... View More

    — Posted by bushido2298

    1.) The poster said gun ownership not gun crime. And ownership is very low in the UK and most of... View More

    — Posted by dmaaaaax

    Yes perhaps, but banning all guns is against my rights. I am all for stiffer gun control. But... View More

    — Posted by notexactly

    This is just a plain lie. The UK has not banned guns completely at all! And no the gun crime rate is not the same, its about 100 times less!
    if you are going to lie it would be wise to do so on something less easily checked!

  • Monkey_Joe May 30, 4:38 p.m.

    "There is not indication of sarcasm in the post that would allow any of us to know without further inquiry-discussion."

    I think the use of the word EVER is an indication of sarcasm.

  • Grand Union May 30, 4:36 p.m.

    Please explain to me how new laws will fix this problem when we already have laws against all of... View More

    — Posted by Monkey_Joe

    We have essentially no laws that even attempt to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. Private guns sales are to all intents and purposes completely unregulated. And even the current background checks on purchases from dealers only check on previous convictions and mental health issues. better than nothing but far from comprehensive.
    And thanks for making the very good comparision with illegal immigrants. Clearly we would have far far far more immigrants if we didn't have laws on on the books to limit them.....does it keep thenm all out? no. but it keeps most out.
    Similarly good solid regulation of all guns sales would keep most guns from getting into the hands of those that shouldn't have them...it wouldn't stop all but most would be good. Thats what every other western country does and it works well in all of them (except perhaps canada which has us for a neighbor and a very long virtually open border.......)

  • Coach Harris May 30, 4:21 p.m.

    If no one had guns then there would never be another death, ever.

    — Posted by Itsmyopinion67

    what a naive and obtuse view point. As long humanity exists, there will be murder with... View More

    — Posted by Coach Harris

    ummmmmmmmmmmmm, I think he was kidding, but he gotcha didn't he?

    — Posted by scubagirl2

    I do not know this person any more than he/she knows me. There is not indication of sarcasm in the post that would allow any of us to know without further inquiry-discussion.

  • Monkey_Joe May 30, 4:16 p.m.

    Please explain to me how new laws will fix this problem when we already have laws against all of this gun violence but they are not enforced.

    If we make all guns illegal, it will be like immigration laws. I don't have an illegal weapon. Its just undocumented...

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