Raleigh man faces murder charges after fatal shooting
Posted August 7, 2016
Updated August 18, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — A man will appear in court Monday for his connection with Sunday's fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man.
Around 2:30 a.m., officers with the Raleigh Police Department located a gunshot victim, Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas, in the 3500 block of Single Leaf Lane in Raleigh.
Thomas was transported to WakeMed, where he died as a result of his injuries.
Authorities later arrested 39-year-old Chad Cameron Copley, who owns the home.
According to officials, Copley fired a shotgun from inside his garage, striking Thomas. Thomas was outside Copley's garage when he was shot, authorities say.
"We have a lot of people outside our house yelling and shouting profanities," said an unspecified 911 caller. "They were showing a firearm, so I fired a warning shot, and somebody got hit."
The victim's friends and family are saying Thomas was "shot for no reason."
Copley faces murder charges and is being held without bond at the Wake County Detention Center.