Deputies: Sanford man fatally shot roommate during fight

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.

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