RALEIGH, N.C. – A judge has set a $1 million bond for a North Carolina man accused of shooting and killing a young black man leaving a neighbor's house party.
News outlets report a judge set the bond Friday for 39-year-old Chad Copley.
Copley is charged with murder in the Aug. 7 death of 20-year-old Kouren-Rodney Thomas.
Authorities say Copley fired a shotgun from inside his garage after calling police to complain of "hoodlums" in his neighborhood. Thomas' mother says he was struck while walking with a friend to their car.
Copley, who is white, told a dispatcher he "fired a warning shot" to people "showing a firearm." But the party's host says he didn't see anyone with a gun.