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Fuquay teen killed in shooting

Posted June 24, 2015
Updated June 25, 2015

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— An 18-year-old died early Wednesday after a shooting in Fuquay-Varina, authorities said.

Deonta Lamont Ellerbee was found shot at 450 Caley Drive at about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, and he died at WakeMed in Raleigh, authorities said.

Harnett County Sheriff's Office investigators have identified a suspect in the case, but charges haven't yet been filed.

Authorities said Ellerbee and the suspect knew each other and that the suspect has claimed self-defense in the shooting, which remains under investigation.

No other details of the case have been released.

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