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Man shot to death outside Cary home

Posted February 14, 2014

— A town that bills itself as one of the safest in America is dealing with its second homicide in less than two weeks.

Cary police said Aleksander “Lenny” Wysocki, 74, was shot to death in his yard at 215 Trent Woods Way, off Old Dock Trail. Investigators said the shooting wasn't random, but they have released few other details.

"It's very unusual. Unfortunately, this is the second homicide we've had this year," said Capt. Don Hamilton of the Cary Police Department. "Cary normally averages just one a year. This definitely is not normal."

On Feb. 2, Kevin Leroy Bodden, 54, was charged with killing his 44-year-old brother, Mark Gregory Bodden, inside the apartment they shared with their mother at 2101 Talking Rock Drive.

Friday's shooting occurred at about 8:45 a.m., unnerving a quiet neighborhood where children spent the day playing in the snow near where police had strung up crime scene tape.

"I was a little freaked out," said Will Huntley, who was outside with his older brother. "I feel a little uncomfortable."

Officers spent much of the day collecting evidence and canvassing the neighborhood to see what residents saw and heard. One person told WRAL News that he noticed an unfamiliar Jeep driving up and down the street Thursday night.

"I've never seen it like this before – totally different," Harrison Huntley, 18, said of the homicide investigation's effect on the neighborhood.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Cary Police Department at 919-469-4012 or file a report anonymously with Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-460-4636. Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes.


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  • Phyxius1 Feb 14, 2014

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    Durham is also 2 times the size of Cary so the point is null on comparing since size is not teh same.....I do agree its sad a person lost a loved family member BUT all the comments I see here are how people should be ashamed of making any comment on his death in a negative way. All the deaths in Durham are made the days headline and the next few days also and bashing explodes from the woodwork. Is their loss of life any less important than a Cary one or Raleigh or Wilson?? They all have loved family members and friends and not all are from gangs or bad areas as the bashers assume they are..Durham bashing is the biggest joke parade in the forums when it comes to a murder and hardly ever are the comments of how sad the loss of life was but how bad the area is 100%.......

  • Megan Waldron Feb 14, 2014
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    The victim was my friend, coworker, and neighbor. I PRAY that those who comment from here forward show some compassion. This man was a GEM. He delighted in bringing his coworkers treats and posting silly signs on his locker, to bring us all a smile. He would give you the shirt of his back before you could ask. He carried on and kept on smiling after his lovely wife died suddenly several years ago. There's truly nothing to say here-unless you are offering sincere condolences to the many who loved him.

  • Mary Zulch Feb 14, 2014
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    I do not appreciate those making this a joke. Perhaps...it needs to be YOUR family before you stop joking? Just remember, it can happen anywhere, anytime, even to those sitting outside a Goodberry's (AWwww ain't that sweet). It can happen to anyone, anywhere. A little respect for the loss of life is appropriate. Please do so. For those of you incapable of even doing this, for shame.

  • ncprr1 Feb 14, 2014

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    If that were actually the case, there would be a permanent headline, like a rotating banner, listing that days victims.

    Seriously, how about some more information about this case, like a name at least.

  • Todd Jenkins Feb 14, 2014
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    Good day for he people always jealous of Cary. Idol minds never get ahead.

  • valentinastubley Feb 14, 2014

    Do any of you think about the fact that this is someone family? Someone's father? Someone's friend before you make "jokes" about it. This man was murdered. In his front yard. It doesn't matter what town he lived in or how high the story was on the new feed. This is a person who lost their life. If you want to make jokes go do it on a post about something worth laughing about.

  • New Holland Feb 14, 2014
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    as Cary grows so will the crime

  • jmc3 Feb 14, 2014

    If this would have been in Durham, it would have been the main story on the page. Notice that since it's in Cary, the story is buried halfway down the page under the Valentine's candy story and the "Don't miss it" section.

  • Forthe Newssite Feb 14, 2014
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    And yes, I do know your comment was meant as a joke and directed at the tone of Cary, but I couldn't help myself ;)

  • Forthe Newssite Feb 14, 2014
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    "must have been from natural causes"

    Now, a shooting death can mean a lot of different things but the one thing it can NOT mean is natural causes.....