Cary man arrested in sibling's shooting death

From staff reportsFebruary 3, 2014 

— Police have arrested a Cary man in connection with the shooting death of his brother at the Bexley at Triangle Park apartments early Sunday.

The men’s mother, whom police did not name, called 911 about the shooting at 8:47 a.m. Sunday. She reported that one of her sons had shot the other at 2101 Talking Rock Drive, said Cary spokeswoman Susan Moran.

Kevin Leroy Bodden, 54, faces first-degree murder charges in the death of his brother, Mark Gregory Bodden, 44, according to Cary police.

Mark Bodden had died as the result of multiple gunshot wounds from a 9 mm handgun by the time police arrived, a police statement said.

The two appeared to argue over money, according to the mother’s description in her 911 call. Kevin Bodden had gone to the store, but he came back to the house because he didn’t have enough money, according to the recording.

Mark Bodden responded that he had put the money toward the rent and didn’t have any, according to the recording.

After the shooting, Kevin Bodden left the scene in northern Cary, near the Durham County line. He was found in Durham later Sunday, according to a police statement.

“This is an awful tragedy for the Bodden family, and we hope everyone will keep them in their thoughts as they work through this terrible ordeal,” Cary police Capt. Don Hamilton said.

Police said for the past several months Kevin Bodden had been staying with his brother and mother, who were lessees for the apartment.

Moran described the shooting as Cary’s first homicide since May, Moran said.

Cary Crime Stoppers may pay as much as $2,500 for additional information about the shooting. Contact Crime Stoppers at 919-460-4636 or Hamilton at 919-469-4017. Calls may be kept confidential at the caller’s request.


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