Wake Forest Police investigating shooting along Abercrombie Road

Monday, October 23, 2023 - 4:41am

***UPDATE - The gunshot victim in today’s shooting has been identified as Steven Dallas Contestable, 1205 Pinewood Lane, Raleigh.

According to police, Contestable, age 34, was attempting to break into the home along Abercrombie Road when he was confronted by one of the homeowners, who is a legal gun owner. The homeowner gave repeated verbal warnings before shooting Contestable who had broken several panes of glass on the door while attempting to gain entry.
Based on the results of the preliminary investigation, no charges have been filed against the homeowner.

The information below was distributed today at 7:57 a.m.

***UPDATE - The gunshot victim died as a result of his injuries. This remains an active investigation and no further details are available at this time.

The following information was distributed today at 4:40 a.m.

At approximately 3:20 a.m., Wake Forest Police responded to a reported shooting along the 100 block of Abercrombie Road. Upon arrival, officers located one individual suffering from a gunshot wound.

Officers and detectives are currently on scene determining the circumstances surrounding this incident. The presence of officers along Abercrombie Road is related to the shooting and the ongoing investigation.

This appears to be an isolated incident, and there is no danger to the public.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Tip Line at 919-435-9610. You may remain anonymous.