911 calls reveal frantic moments following fatal Rolesville shooting

James Aaron (David Hurst/CBS North Carolina)

ROLESVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – New 911 calls released by police shed light on the intense moments surrounding the shooting of a Marine veteran in Rolesville on Sunday.

James Michael Aaron, 29, has been charged in the shooting death of Wesley Carpenter.

Aaron told police he woke up around 4 a.m. to what he believed to be an intruder entering his home and shot the man multiple times.

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Aaron called 911 after the shooting.

“I just came out of my bedroom. There’s somebody in my house. I just popped him. He’s got multiple gunshot wounds. I’ve got a gun on him right now,” Aaron told the dispatcher.

Aaron then said he thinks the shooting victim is dying and said he didn’t know who the victim was.

“Who are you!? Who are you!? I don’t know what the (expletive) he’s saying,” Aaron said in the call. “I’m keeping a gun on him until I see a (expletive) police officer, I ain’t moving this (expletive) gun.”

Aaron then told the dispatcher again what happened and said he heard a ruffle before he shot the intruder multiple times.

Police then arrived at the scene and Aaron again said he didn’t know who the intruder was.

“Who the (expletive) is he!? Who are you!? Who the (expletive) is (expletive)!? Hey, who is this!?” Aaron said.

Wes Carpenter (Photo provided by: William Mostoller)
Wes Carpenter (Photo provided by: William Mostoller)

In the background, a voice can be heard saying “he’s holding a gun on me” and “go open the door.”

Aaron then appeared to talk to victim.

“Do you understand me? If you grab me I’m popping you again? Do you understand me if you grab me I’m (expletive) popping you again?” Aaron said.

Rolesville Police released another 911 call that was from a woman inside the house at the time of the shooting.

“I’m scared and I don’t know if (redacted) is going to come up here and kill me,” the female caller told the dispatcher. “I think he just shot my (redacted).”

The female caller then told the 911 dispatcher she was going to lie with her child as she could not leave the house.

“Lay down, honey. Close your eyes. Be very quiet,” the caller said to her child.

Moments later, the caller begs someone to not open the door.

“Please don’t open the door! Please don’t open the door! He’s pointing the gun at me! I’m on the phone with the police!”

The caller then begs the gunman to not shoot the victim again.

“You know who he is! Please don’t shoot him anymore!” the caller said while sobbing.

Once police arrived at the home, the caller can be heard screaming for help.

“I need help! He shot (redacted)!”

In a third call, a man called 911 at 5:20 a.m. and told the dispatcher he received a call at 4 a.m. from someone who was being held at gunpoint. The 911 dispatcher then told the caller police were at the scene of that incident.

Late Monday, the Rolesville Police issued a statement that said there was no evidence to prove a home invasion occurred.

Wesley Collin Carpenter, Sophia Media Carpenter, and James Michael Aaron were all at Wesley Collin Carpenter’s home in Wake Forest prior to the shooting.

A family member said Aaron had recently moved in with Sophia Media Carpenter.

Wesley Carpenter’s family said he served in the Marines and received a Purple Heart after sustaining an injury from an IED blast.

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