Man shot, killed during fight in Archdale identified; victim shot by bail bondsman

ARCHDALE, N.C. -- Police identified the man who died after police say a bail bondsman shot and killed him in Archdale on Thursday.

The bondsman was pursuing Marshall Overby, 35, when a fight between the two came to a head in the backyard of a home on Stratford Road. Police say the bondsman fired one shot at Overby.

A frantic 911 call came in from the shooter around 2:30 p.m., moments after he shot Overby, asking for police and an ambulance.

During the call, the bondsman tells a dispatcher he was chasing Overby because he missed court. Overby has a long list of convictions and charges in several counties in the Triad.

Police and EMS got there about four minutes after the call was made. They found the bondsman and a woman who knew Overby standing over him.

“Hey, keep your eyes open," the bondsman shouts in the 911 call.

"Keep your eyes open, baby," a woman says. “C’mon, c’mon.” “Marshall, talk to me Marhsall!”

Overby died Thursday afternoon at a nearby hospital.

Now investigators are trying to piece together what happened when Overby and the bondsman confronted each other after the chase.

“We had a guy running, he turned around and tried to stab me with a knife, so I shot and hit him," the bondsman tells the 911 dispatcher.

Police haven't confirmed if Overby was carrying a knife, but they said they found multiple pieces of evidence at the scene.

The bondsman claims Overby was ready to attack him.

Police say Overby was shot "in the torso," but they don't clarify where. The bondsman tells 911 dispatchers he shot Overby in the back.

Right now, no charges have been filed. Police say they're still going through evidence and interviewing witnesses.

The District Attorney's Office will decide if the bondsman will face charges in this case.