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One killed, one questioned in Fuquay-Varina shooting

Posted April 30, 2013

— Police are investigating a shooting in Fuquay-Varina that left one man dead, according to town spokeswoman Susan Weiss.

Authorities found James Melvin Jolly dead in his home at 108 Coley Farm Road around 2:20 p.m.

One person is being questioned, but Weiss stopped short of calling that person a suspect.

Investigators have not offered a possible motive for the shooting.

Neighbors said they often saw Jolly sitting outside on his porch, walking around the neighborhood or handing out treats to children.

Fuquay-Varina shooting Man shot dead in Fuquay-Varina home

"I'm kind of in shock because I saw him yesterday. He would sit in his rocking chair every afternoon and wave at us," said Maribel Mendoza. "It was an everyday routine."

Jolly lived in the house with his family, but it wasn't clear whether they were home when he was shot.


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  • That Explains It May 1, 2013

    3TeensGrowinUp2Fast, what is "LHES"? And why is the area "near LHES" "not the greatest"? Trying to get a feel for the area and circumstances? I appreciate your input, as it appears you are familiar with the area.

  • EliteOne Apr 30, 2013

    A quarter of a mile from where the other shootings happened about a month or so ago. Terrible area in Fuquay

  • 3TeensGrowinUp2Fast Apr 30, 2013

    That's Mr. Simmons' house. That's not the greatest area over there near LHES.

  • dbop90 Apr 30, 2013

    Thats a nice stately home