Update: Monday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m.
KFSM’s Kumasi Aaron filed a story, Friends Remember Fayetteville Man Shot and Killed Climbing In Wrong Window, with info about a Saturday memorial service for Matthew Taylor at his favorite bar.
Update: Monday, Feb. 6 at 3:50 p.m.
Police released the names of the individuals involved in the fatal shooting. According to Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor, the intruder was identified as Matthew Taylor, 40 and the resident was identified as David Butt, 65.
Original post: Monday, Feb. 6 at 10:15 a.m.
Fayetteville police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place at 2769 Ida Lindsey Dr. inside The Greens at Lakeside Village apartment complex early Sunday morning.
In a news release issued over the weekend, police said they were called to the complex at around 2:45 a.m. after a resident discovered a man who had entered the apartment through a window. According to police, the resident, who was armed with a handgun, ordered the intruder to leave. The intruder complied, but authorities said he re-entered the apartment through the same window a few minutes later.
Police said the resident fired a handgun striking the intruder, who then died at the scene.
During the initial investigation, police said officers determined that the intruder lived in the same apartment complex and had possibly attempted to enter the wrong residence.
Neighbors in the area told a 40/29 reporter the intruder was known to lock himself out of his apartment and frequently used the window to let himself back inside.
Police said the investigation will continue and further information will be released when it is available.