The two men knew each other, and it appears they agreed to meet Thursday night. After McNeill was shot, he ran to a nearby home to find help and call 911.
Thompson was held at the Lee County Jail with no bond.
5/16/2013 @ 10:20 PM the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1935 B Minter School Rd. Sanford NC to a person who had been shot. Upon arrival deputies found the victim David Jerell McNeill (31) of 944 Tempting Church Rd. Sanford suffering from a single gunshot to the abdomen.
McNeill reported he was shot in the yard at 1883 Minter School Rd. and ran to 1935 B to find help and call 911. McNeill was transported to CCH-ER and later flown by Life Fight to UNC where he was pronounced deceased. No arrest has been made at this time. The investigation is currently on going.