Wife charged in killing of Raleigh man

Tara Leigh Rice, who is charged with killing her husband (Raleigh Police)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A wife is charged with killing her husband in a fatal shooting an apartment complex in north Raleigh that occurred Friday morning, police said.

Raleigh Police have charged Tara Leigh Rice, 44, with killing Mark Edward Rice, 54.

Tara Leigh Rice
Tara Leigh Rice

Tara Rice has been taken to the Wake County Detention Center.

Officers were called to the 1200 block of Rio Wild Drive off Durant Road and near Falls of Neuse Road around 3 a.m. in response to a call of shots fired at an apartment complex there. Upon arrival, officers saw Mark Rice dead at the scene.

Police said Friday morning that the incident “was not a random act and stemmed from a domestic dispute.”

A caller to 911 said he was woken up by a disturbance at the apartment.

“I heard the female say, ‘What are you going to do? You shot him,’” the caller said.

 

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