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Man fatally shot in Oxford office

Posted March 11, 2009

— A man was found shot to death Tuesday evening inside the Union Bank & Trust Co. building on College Street, police said.

Benjamin A. Gentry, 70, of East Front Street in Oxford, was in an upstairs office he leased from the bank, police said. Gentry's wife found his body at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after not hearing from him for several hours, police said.

State Bureau of Investigation agents were assisting Oxford police with the investigation.

Gentry's body was taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Chapel Hill for an autopsy.


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  • anne53ozzy Mar 11, 2009

    I am a neighbor and this saddens us all. God bless this family during this sad and painful time.

  • Retired nurse Mar 11, 2009

    Being from the same area as this is a scary thing!! Why would anyone want to do this to another human being is beyond my comprehension! It is just a sign of the end of this world as we know it, Jesus is coming to get his children and it won't be long. God Bless Mrs. Gentry and the family.

  • headlong Mar 11, 2009

    Thoughts and Prayers to the Gentry Family and Friends!!!

  • drnc Mar 11, 2009

    These are sad times.

  • kelli09 Mar 11, 2009

    This is really sad...I hope they find out exactly what happened and soon. Prayers for the family of this man.