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Police ask for help finding man who killed a father, injured his teenage daughter during home invasion

A father and his teenage daughter were caught in a home invasion and exchange of gunfire that left the father dead and his daughter injured.

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Bryan Mims
, WRAL reporter
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — An exchange of gunfire broke out after two intruders stormed into a Fayetteville home on Wednesday night on the 6300 block of Milton Drive.

Justin Jackson, who lived in the home, died on the scene after trying to return fire on the intruders with his own firearm. His 16-year-old daughter was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital.

Police are asking for the public's help identifying one of the men involved in the incident. They ask for information on the man wearing the black face mask and a black T-shirt with a 'BROKE' logo.

Fayetteville police are asking for help identifying the man in this photo.

The other man, in yellow neon shoes, has been identified as James Edward Corbett. Police said Corbett was taken to a hospital in Hoke County where he died after being shot in the incident.

One of the suspects involved in a home invasion has been identified as James Edward Corbett.

Longtime friend Robert Hair said Jackson was "a great husband, father and brother."

Jackson's daughter was expected to be released from the hospital on Thursday.

"I don't know why anyone would shoot him," said Hair. "He would literally do anything for you."

Eugene Gould, who lives two doors down, said he heard as many as nine gunshots.

"It's pretty disturbing, mainly because they had kids," said Gould. "If somebody broke into the house with kids in the house, that's pretty disturbing."

He says along with the teenage daughter, Jackson had several small children.

It's unclear if any of them were home at the time.

For much of the day, forensics detectives gathered evidence around the home and searched this Buick SUV in the driveway.

The neighbor said Jackson lived here for several years and worked in construction.

"He's a good guy. Family guy. Loved his kids. Did a lot of work at the house," said Gould. "He spent his time fixing his house up and playing with the kids. You'd seem him out in the yard playing with the kids a lot."

Detectives are still working to determine if the man dropped off at the hospital was involved in the home invasion.

Police believe the house was targeted specifically, and they do not believe the public is in danger.

Hair said two intruders also broke into Jackson's house a couple of weeks ago, but he says he doesn't know what led to the violence.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective J. Arrington at 910-580-8798 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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