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76-year-old fatally shot at Moore County home

Posted July 20, 2016

— The Moore County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was found shot to death at an Aberdeen home.

Sheriff Neil Godfrey said that deputies responded to a home at 676 Sand Pit Road on Wednesday morning and found the body of Dallis L. Kellis, 76, inside.

The Moore County Sheriff's Office said Kellis' wife called 911 after discovering her husband's body.

“Deputies are currently conducting a very thorough crime scene search of the residence,” Godfrey said in a statement.

Garrett Martin, a resident in the neighborhood, said seeing yellow crime tape is unusual for the area. Martin, who knew Kellis, said the news came as a shock.

"He's a nice guy," Martin said. "I speak to him every day I walk to the store."

Authorities said they don't believe there is any threat to the public and that they are following several leads on suspects.

Anybody with information is asked to call the Moore County Sheriff’s Office at 910-947-2931.

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  • Landon Douglas Jul 20, 2016
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    Hopefully the investigators will be able to quickly ascertain who did this to this man. A husband, father and grandfather, who has worked hard all his life, to support and love his family, does not deserve this. His family does not deserve this. Prayers to them all.