Cary man charged with murder in ‘domestic disturbance’

Police say a Cary man killed a woman Thursday in what authorities describe as a “domestic disturbance.”

Cary police charged Michael Curtis Sauls, 59, of Piney Plains Road in Cary with murder after a shooting led to the death of Patsy Wood Sauls, 57, according to a news release.

Police did not say whether Michael Sauls and Patsy Sauls are related.

Police say they responded to a shooting at a residence on Piney Plains Road about 11:45 a.m., where Patsy Sauls was “critically injured.” She was taken to WakeMed Hospital in Cary, where she died from her injuries.

A town spokeswoman said Michael Sauls lived at the residence but could not confirm Patsy Sauls’ residence.

The residence is near the intersection of Piney Plains Road and Dillard Drive, not far from the Cary Crossroads shopping area.

Officials said Michael Sauls was at the scene of the shooting, where he was taken into custody and transferred to the Wake County Detention Center.

This is Cary’s first homicide of the year.

Police say the investigation is still active. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 919-469-4012 or file a report anonymously with Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-460-4636.