Man wanted for questioning in fatal Carrboro shooting
Posted December 20, 2013
Carrboro, N.C. — A convicted felon wanted in connection with a burglary in Burlington was shot dead outside a home in Carrboro early Friday.
Another man was also wounded in the incident, which happened shortly before 2 a.m. at 105 Wesley St.
Police said the case is not being considered a homicide.
"We have ruled out suicide, but the rest is on the table," Carrboro police Capt. Chris Atack said.
The dead man was identified as David Lee Goodman, 27, of Durham. According to state records, Goodman served five years and five months in prison on a felony robbery conviction. He was released in June and was later named as a suspect in a Nov. 21 robbery at a home in Burlington.
The unidentified man wounded in Friday's shooting was taken to UNC Hospitals and is expected to recover.
Atack said police are also searching for a man wanted for questioning. They do not have a description of him, but they believe he fled the area on foot.
Atack said the community is not in danger.
Sade Holman, a friend of the homeowner, told WRAL News that Goodman was shot and killed by the homeowner, who was defending himself during the commission of a robbery. She said the man in the hospital is the homeowner's brother, who also lived in the home. She said he was shot in the face.
Police have not confirmed that information. However, Holman's account is consistent with the 911 call.
A caller told 911 operators, "Somebody broke in the house and tried to rob us. They come in here with a gun, and they shot my brother."
Holman said the homeowner dated her aunt for several years. "He's got to protect himself and his brother and family that live in that house," she said. "He just defended his family."
Luke McKay, who lives nearby, said he was awakened by noise and the lights of a police car about 3 a.m. but ignored it.
"That actually happens a lot around here, so I just sort of rolled over and went to bed," McKay said.
When he woke up about 8:30 a.m., he saw an email from a neighbor about the shooting death.
"We've heard gunshots before, and police have been out in the middle of the night before, but this is sort of the biggest thing that has happened," McKay said. "It's certainly a tragedy. It's terrible."
The location of the home has a long history with the law. Carrboro police records show 52 complaints involving 105 Wesley St. since 2009. The complaints include weapons charges, assault, animal cruelty an and a death investigation in 2010.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 919-918-7417 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. Crime Stoppers pays cash for tips leading to an arrest, and callers can remain confidential.