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29-year-old charged in fatal Rolesville shooting

Posted May 1, 2016
Updated May 2, 2016

— A Rolesville man has been charged with murder in the Sunday morning death of a Wake Forest man.

Officers responded to a shooting at 104 N. Main Street at about 4:45 a.m. Wesley Collin Carpenter, 27, of Wake Forest suffered gunshot wounds and was taken to WakeMed, where he later died.

Neighbors said they don't normally see or hear problems coming from the house, so they were surprised to wake up to lights and sirens.

"It's a quiet neighborhood. We don't have no problems here," said Weldon Nicholson. "It kind of shocked me a little bit, especially somebody getting shot just about next door, right across the street from me."

James Michael Aaron, 29, of 104 North Main Street was charged Sunday afternoon in connection with the incident. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon.

"I would like to again assure the public that this was an isolated incident and the safety of the community is not in jeopardy," said Police Chief Bobby Langston.

The incident took place on a rental property and the owner said that he didn't know anything about the circumstances surrounding the shooting. He said his main concern is that a man lost his life.

Police would not say how many people were in the house and the time of the shooting but a neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said the people living in the home moved in almost two years ago.

"They're good people, they really are," the neighbor said. "I know they're good people. I recently had surgery and she has been a lot of help to me."

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  • Chris Lee May 2, 2016
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    Why are y'all not reporting the whole story the guy who was killed was trying to break into the other guys house. Y'all made James look like a monster looking for trouble when it was the other way around