Family Offers Reward For Information In Home Invasion, Shooting

Roderick Ray. Family photo

SELMA – The family of a Selma man seriously wounded during a home invasion is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.

The incident happened at 1:05am last Friday at 400 E. Richardson Street.  Selma Police have not released the name of the man who was shot, but family members identified the victim as 36 year-old Roderick Ray of Selma.

His cousin, Jennifer Ray, said Roderick and his brother were inside the Richardson Street home when someone kicked in the door.  His brother, who had been asleep on the couch, ran to a rear bedroom and alerted Roderick to the burglary. When Roderick stepped into the hallway he was shot in the hip. The bullet traveled through his stomach.  Jennifer said her cousin remains at Wake Medical Center in serious condition.   “His kidneys are not working. Due to the pain they are keeping him sedated.”

Selma Police have not identified how many suspects may have been involved but the family believes there were two intruders.

Ms. Ray says the family has put together a $1,500 reward for information leading to arrests in the case.   “People know what happened. We hope the reward money will initiate someone to come forward.”

Anyone with any information about the Oct. 16th home invasion and shooting of Roderick Ray is asked to contact the Selma Police Department at 919-965-8189. Callers may remain anonymous.