Two charged in murder of Greensboro College security officer

Frederick Lamar Dee, 28, and Lemiah Wyatt Sanders, 18

Frederick Lamar Dee, 28, and Lemiah Wyatt Sanders, 18

Two people have been charged with first-degree murder in the deadly Christmas Eve shooting of a Greensboro College security officer.

Frederick Lamar Dee, 28, and Lemiah Wyatt Sanders, 18, were each charged with murdering 28-year-old Christopher Mason, who was found shot outside his home at 300 Charles St. on Dec. 24.

Mason, who was recently hired as a part-time security officer at Greensboro College, was scheduled to begin his shift at midnight — about ten minutes before his body was discovered.

Officers stopped by his home for a welfare check after a co-worker called to report that he didn’t show up for work, police said.

Police said investigators developed probable cause to charge the two suspects with homicide, but specific details about the investigation were not released.

Both suspects have also been charged with first-degree breaking-and-entering.

Dee was already jailed in his hometown of Gastonia where he was arrested on an unrelated warrant for failure to appear in court, police said.  He was transferred to the Guilford County jail and did not receive bond.

Sanders, of Greensboro, was also already in jail in Guilford County on unrelated drug charges. According to the jail website, he was arrested on Jan. 7 for making an illegal U-turn and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

Police are still investigating the incident and ask that anyone with information would call Crimestoppers at (336) 373-1000.

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