White NC Man Charged With Murder In Road Rage Shooting
A white North Carolina has been arrested and charged with murder after an alleged road rage incident led to the shooting death of a motorcyclist in Fayettville.
According to NBC News, authorities say, 32-year-old Stephen Addison was riding a motorcycle at around 12:30 p.m. on Monday (January 3) when he was involved in a roadside dispute with Roger Dale Nobles, 51, who subsequently shot and killed the father of three.
The Fayetteville police said in a statement that Nobles fled the scene after the shooting but was later arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
“The preliminary investigation has revealed a driver of a truck was engaged in a disturbance with a driver of a motorcycle resulting in the motorcyclist being shot by the suspect,” police said.
Addison later died at the hospital.
Additionally, Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West told WRAL that he’s investigating whether to charge Nobles, who is white, with hate crimes in the shooting of Addison, a Black man.
Currently, Nobles remains in the Cumberland County jail, according to jail records, and is being held without bond.
According to WRAL, Addison is a former soldier at Fort Bragg. The shooting took place only a few blocks away from where he lived.
“People always say someone lit up a room. My husband lit up every room he went into,” Justina Hemphill told the news outlet. “I was coming down this week to get him, to bring him home,” she said through tears about her desire to bring him to her home state of New York.
Addison’s friends and loved ones created a makeshift memorial earlier this week where the shooting occurred, according to WRAL.