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Domestic violence incident ends in shooting, wreck

Posted January 22, 2010

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— A man killed himself Friday at the end of a domestic incident that included a high-speed chase through two counties, shots fired at a car and a wreck, police said.

The incident began in Chatham County at about 10:45 a.m., with a man in a silver Nissan chasing his former girlfriend in a blue Toyota Camry on U.S. Highway 1, said Capt. Ann Stephens of the Apex Police Department.

Apex incident Bullets fly in domestic-related chase

As they sped through traffic in western Wake County, the woman called 911, telling dispatchers she feared for her life, Apex Detective Cpl. Joey Best said.

Apex police officers intercepted the cars near the intersection of U.S. 1 and N.C. Highway 55 and saw the man firing shots at the woman's car, Stephens said. The car was hit by at least four shots, but the woman wasn't hit, she said.

"We were standing inside the store, and we heard about three or four gunshots," said Aiesha Stone, who works at a nearby Arby's.

The man's car then slammed into the back of a white minivan on N.C. 55 near Lufkin Road, Stephens said.

Muneveer Bal, who was driving the minivan, and her two children weren't hurt in the collision.

"When I got out of the car, I saw a lot of policemen. Somebody told me, 'You have to get out of the car. Somebody has a gun,'" Bal said. "I thought something happened with (my children), but thank God they are OK."

Best said the man then killed himself in his car before officers could approach him. Police identified him as Jeremy Jones, 35, of Chatham County.

Jones' former girlfriend, whose name wasn't released, suffered minor injuries when she was hit by flying glass during the shooting, Stephens said. The windows of her Camry were shattered.

Traffic on N.C. 55 was limited to one lane in each direction for more than an hour as police investigated the incident.

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  • miseem Jan 22, 6:45 p.m.

    You're right chfdcpt. time4real always has an opinion about things that happen, and it's usually negative, but generally is a little short on facts or understanding of the situation. The police did not know if there may have been other people involved, and since some shooters recently have also had explosives with them, assessing, obtaining evidence and clearing a crime scene does not happen quickly. Of course, if there had been a bomb in the car, the police started moving cars around the wreckage since the guy was dead & it went off while time4real was beside the wreck, (surviving, of course), we'd be hearing about how the Apex PD was incompetent for not securing the area.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jan 22, 6:39 p.m.

    No excuse, NO excuse for what this guy did. Tomorrow, the rest of us will wake up and go about our day.

  • OSX Jan 22, 5:49 p.m.

    It's like people have just lost their minds. What's scary is we have to live amongst these folks everyday; until they snap. Never knowing who is next.

  • rescuefan Jan 22, 5:47 p.m.

    "SEANKELLY-- Since the article did state the "boyfriend" was chasing the woman and firing at her car, it's not that far a jump to conclude a male was involved.
    agbritt2"

    When the article was first posted and when seankelly posted, there was no reference to a man in the article.

  • chfdcpt Jan 22, 5:47 p.m.

    time4real, that was an active crime scene. I guess you have just shown us how much you know about securing and processing crime scenes. CSI Miami is not real dude, crimes do not get solved in one hour. Or where you not capable of figuring out how to go around or finding an alternate route? There are still old fashioned maps out there, and these new toys called GPS.

  • agbritt2 Jan 22, 4:50 p.m.

    SEANKELLY-- Since the article did state the "boyfriend" was chasing the woman and firing at her car, it's not that far a jump to conclude a male was involved.

  • wildcat Jan 22, 4:39 p.m.

    restraining orders against the guy.

    RESTRAINING ORDERS IS NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF PAPER. WHAT IS IT PROTECTING A WOMAN/MAN FROM. NOTHING. INSTEAD OF RESTRAINING ORDER, THE JUDGE SHOULD PUT THE PERSON IN JAIL UNTIL TRIAL. AT LEAST THE PERSON WOULD BE SAFE.

  • time4real Jan 22, 4:32 p.m.

    at 11am this happened and those in charge of clearing it up are SO good, they are still there with traffic backed up for days! At 'a boy Apex, maybe you should call Cary since they aren't busy solving any crimes over there so that you can get THE TRAFFIC FLOWING AGAIN!

  • hazeyc Jan 22, 4:32 p.m.

    I bet we find out that this woman had restraining orders against the guy. A bit useless when he's chasing you in a car firing shots at you.
    It's probably a good thing that this guy killed himself. If he lived he would have blamed her for the whole thing and eventually end up killing her. That's how warped these domestic violence types are.

  • wildcat Jan 22, 4:26 p.m.

    see a women win for once....

    Win what? She was trying to get away from this dangerous man until he turned coward and committed suicide. This was not funny, honey.

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