Man killed in Fuquay-Varina shooting, landlord charged

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Man killed in Fuquay-Varina shooting, landlord charged
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The shooting happened before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man was killed in a shooting that took place in Fuquay-Varina on Wednesday.

The report of a shooting came in around 9:30 a.m. to Wake County Sheriff's Office.

When deputies arrived on Fieldcrest Lane they found Robert William Barton, 49, who had been shot inside a home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jeffrey Hoffman,63, was arrested and charged in connection with Barton's death.

According to the sheriff's office, the men had a landlord-tenant relationship and were also living together.

The sheriff's office is investigating the case as a homicide.

"You know the important thing is there is no danger to the public and we feel comfortable that this was a relationship. I don't know the exact details of the relationship, but they were not strangers," said Chief Tony Godwin.