September 8, 1999
April 21, 2020
Age at Death:
Cameron Green was a beloved son, brother, and father of a two-year old baby girl. He was killed in his hometown of Tabor City, North Carolina. Friends describe him as determined, a loving father, and a true friend.
On April 21, 2020, Cameron was shot and killed while in the home of a man he was visiting. His family claims that Cameron and a friend had been invited there by some young women, a claim that is disputed by the homeowner, who came home to find a notification on his camera app before he entered his home. After viewing the video, rather than alerting the police, the homeowner went to an opened window, drew his weapon, and shot Cameron, shooting three more times but missing Cameron's friend, who ran away. The homeowner then called the police.
Was justice served?
As of February 5, 2021, justice has not been served. Although camera recordings were erased and it was the remaining defendant's word against the homeowner's, the homeowner was not brought up on charges due to North Carolina's "defense of habitation" doctrine, which states that a homeowner has the right to protect him/herself if someone enters their home with force because “[t]he lawful occupant of a home … is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent death or serious bodily harm to himself or herself.” Despite the district attorney's statement that the homeowner should have called the police rather than entering the scene and shooting into the house, he concluded that the letter of the law was followed and that the homeowner committed no crime.