Fayetteville man dead after getting shot, crashing vehicle into house

The home that was hit sustained little damage. Photo by Nate Rodgers/WNCN CBS North Carolina.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A driver died Sunday after he was shot and then hit a home with his vehicle in Fayetteville on Saturday night, police said.

The incident was reported around 9:10 p.m. at a home at 1082 Strickland Bridge Road, according to a news release from Fayetteville police.

The man who was driving had suffered a gunshot wound and drove over Strickland Bridge Road from Applecross Avenue and hit the front of a house, police said.

No one was at the home at the time. The man’s gunshot wound was not discovered until he arrived at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment, according to police.

The driver, Rakeem McGoogan, 26, of the 7800 block of Ladonia Drive in Fayetteville, was in critical condition, but died Sunday, police said.

There was apparently no damage to the house that was hit, according to photos from the scene.

Police said several shell casings were found along Applecross Avenue.

Barrington Radley, who lives next door, talked about what he saw Saturday night.

“They were yelling, ‘turn the car off! turn the car off!’ By then it was about three police officers (at the scene), by the time they finished it was like 20 cars out here,” Radley said.

“It was scary because he wasn’t moving when they dragged him out the car,” he added.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).