A North Carolina man who said he was “on the neighborhood watch” fatally shot a 20-year-old from inside his garage before telling a 911 dispatcher he was protecting his family from “hoodlums,” according to Raleigh police.
Chad Copley, 39, was charged with the death of Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas, who police said was outside Copley’s home when he was shot just before 1 a.m. Sunday. Copley is being held without bond at Wake County Detention Center, police said.
Thomas is African-American. Copley is white.
Police said Copley used a shotgun, but they haven’t disclosed the type of shotgun or the ammo used.
The News & Observer in Raleigh reported Monday that there was glass in Copley’s yard and driveway from the blast traveling through one of the home’s windows. There were also blood stains and bloody gauze a few feet from the street, the newspaper reported.
OK, the dude’s name was Kouren-Rodney. Let’s call it.
Next thing you know, we’ll learn he was carrying a bag of Skittles…
I’m sure this case will be the standard bearer against which Hillary’s Presidential victim narrative bounces off deliciously for the next few months, right up until Election Day.