Authorities: Friend of slain Clinton woman was target in shooting
Posted January 23, 2015
Clinton, N.C. — A woman was shot to death in her Clinton apartment this week by mistake, authorities said.
Police responded to a report of shots at 219-B East Morrissey Blvd. at about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday and found Gerri Newkirk, 30, dead in her bed.
Investigators said that a front bedroom window had been broken out, and they believe a male friend who was staying with Newkirk was the target of the shooting.
The case remains under investigation by Clinton police and the State Bureau of Investigation.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Investigator Tracy Jackson or the Clinton Police Department at 910-592-3105.