Police guard burned Concord house owned by man who survived shooting

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CONCORD, N.C. —

Channel 9 is asking questions about a fire in Concord that police were told to guard all night.

The scene on Goldmoor Drive was surrounded by crime scene tape Thursday night after the fire that occurred at about 11:30 a.m.

A neighbor said he saw the whole thing Thursday morning. He said he saw the homeowner in the garage minutes before it caught fire and that the flames moved fast.

"Then it went up the sides of the garage and after that it was like, it hit a gas line or something, I'm not sure what it hit,” Larry Clark said. “But the flames came flying out and then a couple minutes later, again.”

Channel 9 reached out to investigators but have not gotten an answer about what may have started the fire, or why officers were told to guard the scene.

Channel 9 has learned that the listed owner of the home survived a shooting that killed his wife and another man last summer.

According to the Cabarrus County register of deeds, the listed owner of the home is Timothy Crumitie.

He told police in July that James Blanks showed up at his home, shot him in the arm and killed his wife, Sharon. At the time, the Crumities lived in a different house on Gibson Drive.

Crumitie told police he was able to get the gun back and kill Blanks. Police took a gun, shell casings, a ski mask, a car and receipts from the home at the time, but no one has ever been charged.

Crumitie, himself, was arrested in 2005 and accused of murdering a business partner, but the charges were dropped.

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