SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A woman is dead and another person is injured after a home invasion in Salisbury Tuesday night.
Officers were called to the 300 block of Crown Point Drive just after 11 p.m. for a home invasion and robbery with someone possibly shot, police say.
When officers arrived, they found 38-year-old Lacynda Diane Feimster dead inside her home. Feimster's brother says she celebrated on of her four children's birthdays earlier that day.
A second person at the home had been hit in the face with a weapon. EMS took that person to Novant Health Rowan Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.
Feimster's brother says someone knocked on his sister's door and demanded money. He says that's when the shooting happened.
Salisbury Police are investigating.
"She was very kind hearted, loving, caring, strong, hard working," said friend Amanda Drake. "She had this light that just shone from her and anyone she met was touched by it."
Drake used to work with Feimster at O'Charley's in Salisbury.
"She treated everyone with respect. She was funny, always had a smile on her face," Drake added. "I would like to see this senseless crime that's taking over just stop, I mean, this is a mother and a sister and a daughter that many people, friends and family loved very much that was taken from us for no reason…a selfish, senseless, crime that could have easily been prevented."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245, or online at http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/
This is the second homicide in Salisbury during the month of May and the fifth of 2016.
In early May the body of Larry Lamar Cruse was found inside of a car that had crashed into a fence on Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue. In April, Joseph David Walker was found dead inside his apartment on Alexander Place. In March, Devon McGee was shot to death behind the J.C. Price Legion Post, and in January, Pfeiffer University student Talisha Crowder was shot to death. Crowder's boyfriend, Brandon Hawkins, was charged in that case.