Tempting Church Rd Man Shot and Killed - Suspect Charged

Eric Andre Thompson Jr., 23, of the 2600 block of Brick Capital Court, Sanford, was charged Friday afternoon with murder of David Jerell McNeill, 31, of the 900 block of Tempting Church Road, Sanford.

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.

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