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Man shot to death outside Cary home

Posted February 14, 2014 10:44 a.m. EST
Updated February 14, 2014 6:01 p.m. EST

— 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.