Winterville police identify man killed in Friday night home invasion

Police have released the name of the man killed Friday night during a home invasion in Winterville.

James Daley of Farmville died after police say he was shot while forcing his way into the home on Ashley Meadows Drive around 10:40 p.m.

Daley was the estranged husband of one of the residents of the home, according to officers. Daley, who was armed, was shot by one of the occupants several times.

Police say they are still investigating different matters in the case and have not released the name of the person who shot Daley. Officers say they will be meeting with the district attorney, but at this time no charges are pending.


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One person is dead after a home invasion and shooting at a residence in Winterville late Friday night.

The Winterville Police Department responded to a home invasion on Ashley Meadows Drive at approximately 10:40 p.m. Friday night. Upon arrival, officers found one man shot inside the residence.

Police reports say there were visible signs of forced entry into the residence, and the suspect was armed with a handgun when he entered the residence.

One of the occupants of the home shot the suspect several times. After speaking to the residents, police found that the suspect was the estranged husband.

Police say the suspect died at Vidant Medical Center.

Names are being withheld until notifications of family members are made.

Interviews are still ongoing at this time.

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We're gathering details on a possible shooting here in the east.

Pitt County 911 communications says that it has provided EMS dispatch for a report of a person shot on Ashley Meadows Drive in Winterville.

Communicators say that Winterville Police are investigating.

We're told that call came in just after 10:40 Friday evening.

No other details were available.