(RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER) Minutes before a 20-year-old Raleigh man was mortally wounded outside a North Raleigh home early Sunday, a man called from inside the house to say there was a “bunch of hoodlums” outside and that he was “locked and loaded” and going to secure his neighborhood, according to a recording of the 911 call released Monday.
“You need to send PD as quickly as possible,” the man told the dispatcher. “I’m on neighborhood watch. I’m gonna have the neighbors with me. There’s hoodlums out here racing up and down the street. It’s 1 o’clock in the morning, um, there’s some vandalism.”
Later Sunday, police charged the home’s owner, Chad Cameron Copley, 39, with first-degree murder. Investigators say he was inside his garage on Singleleaf Lane when he fired a shotgun, hitting Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas, who was outside.
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