911 call sheds light on Raleigh death investigation

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The Raleigh Police Department says it is conducting a death investigation in the 2600 block of Ashland Street.

The area is off Oberlin Road inside the Beltline.

Officers were dispatched to the scene around 5:15 a.m. Monday on a shooting call.

The dead man was identified as 37-year-old Sean Fitzsimmons Guess.

Police said the woman was taken to WakeMed for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

A 911 call, made by the woman, appears to show the shooting was related to a domestic dispute.

Caller: "When I went outside to put his stuff outside the door, he pulled a gun and said to get in the car, and I struggled with him and then he pulled another gun out of his other hand, or out of his other pocket. I got one away and he hit me several times in the head with it and we fell and then it went off and it shot him."

The woman told dispatchers she had already filed one report against him Sunday night at the Raleigh Police Station downtown. She said he had vandalized her car.

Neighbors told ABC11 that they're in disbelief something so violent could happen in their quiet neighborhood.

"I am shocked," said Kate Johnson. "I am shocked to hear that that happened here -- definitely, especially when we have a school right across the street and there's so many children. You just never know."

The woman's name was not released and the investigation continues.

No charges have been filed.

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