North Carolina authorities are investigating the reason behind a fatal shooting that took the life of a 33-year-old man at the hands of his girlfriend and child mother.
Willie Breeden was discovered dead inside his Gastonia home last week from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. His 31-year-old girlfriend Valencia McLean was charged with his murder.
Court records show that McLean has been shot in April 2019 by Breeden but claimed he didn’t mean it. She said that he was teaching her how to handle the gun when it discharged.
The charges against Breeden were subsequently dismissed last February following McLean’s statements.
“Domestic violence is not okay, and my family and I are going to do everything in our power to make sure Valencia gets justice,” McLean’s cousin said.
McLean remains behind bars on first-degree murder charges that are likely domestic-violence related.