Death Of Man Found In Backyard Ruled Homicide

Deputies are treating the death of a 35 year-old man found in the backyard of his home Sunday night as a homicide.

Around 9:30pm, deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to Arrowhead Drive in Dudley.  They found the victim, David Demarlo Thompson in his back yard suffering from gunshot wounds.

He was transported by an EMS crew to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting is asked to contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 919-731-1480 or Wayne County Crimestoppers at 919-735-2255.