At approximately 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Fayetteville police officers responded to an unit at the Lake Shore Grand Luxury Apartments at 5508 Faith Drive in reference to a home invasion.
Investigators said four men entered the residence armed with a weapon while the occupant was home. Police said the homeowner heard the men enter the residence, armed himself and fired, shooting one of them.
They identified the dead man as Buchkechio Geddie, 16, of 3200 Winesap Road in Hope Mills.
The three arrested were Michael Fripp, 22, of 5051 Woodspring Road, Fayetteville; Torrian Knowles, 18, of 506 Pinewood Drive, Hope Mills, and Kwuamae Keaton, 17, of 6536 Foxberry Road, Fayetteville.
Police said the homeowner's name is being withheld to protect his safety.
Fripp, Knowles and Keaton face charges of first-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary, police said. They charged Fripp with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
"You think that this is safe," Barnes said. "But this is a country at war, obviously, and our own community is not even safe."