SANFORD, N.C. (AP) — Deputies say a Sanford man has been accused of fatally shooting his roommate during a fight.
Lee County Sheriff’s deputies tell media outlets that 34-year-old Jason Vann Wayne Godfrey is charged with murder in the Monday afternoon death of Cody Lee Wilder.
Deputies went to the home after receiving calls about a fight between two men and a report that a man had been shot.
There, they found Wilder dead inside the residence with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Deputies say Godfrey, who also lives at the home, told them that he and Wilder were fighting when it escalated and Godfrey got a pistol.
Deputies say the two men struggled and the gun went off, killing Wilder.
It isn’t clear if Godfrey has an attorney.