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Man dead, woman injured in Johnston County shooting

Posted February 15, 2015

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— A man died and a woman was seriously injured in what investigators described as an attempted murder-suicide early Sunday morning on Crockers Nub Road in Johnston County. The road is located between Kenly and Middlesex.

Neighbors and family members identified the couple as Justin and Markie Taylor. Deputies, who were initially called to the home for a domestic dispute, believe Justin Taylor shot his wife before killing himself sometime before 3:40 a.m.

Markie Taylor was taken to WakeMed in serious condition. No other information was released.


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  • Joe Blake Feb 16, 2015
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    It is very shallow, when you probably do not know these people or anything about the situation to assume that this tragedy happened in the early morning hours that drugs or alcohol was involved....pretty ridiculous! My thoughts and prayers are with the families. No one should be making any assumptions or suggestions of why this happened. Seems like some people have nothing better to do than to make negative comments about stuff they have no idea about.

  • Wayne R. Douglas Feb 15, 2015
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    Not many people, who are not working, are normally up at this time. It screams of alcohol and/or drugs, then an argument, then someone gets dead. Of course this is assuming that "sometime before 3:40AM" doesn't mean 8:30PM. Then the red flags change quite a bit.

  • Sammy Macloud Feb 15, 2015
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    We need to bring DIVORCE back and quit killing spouses/partners......