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Man killed in Chatham County shooting

Posted June 1, 2014
Updated June 2, 2014

— A man was killed in a shooting early Sunday just outside Siler City in Chatham County, sheriff's officials said.

An autopsy will be performed on the body of Demetrius Elliot Headen, 38, of Scotton Matthews Drive in Siler City, authorities said.

The shooting happened shortly before 3 a.m. at a home at 1636 Siler City Snow Camp Road. Authorities said they have no suspects and are working to establish a motive for the shooting.

Anyone with any information should call the Chatham County Sheriff's Office at 919-542-2911.


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  • 678devilish Jun 2, 2014

    Pray for our young men that they will not have a loaded gun in their hands and have regrets laters. The killer cannot be sitting well at this time. Sooner or later he will be caught. Hopefully sooner.

  • 678devilish Jun 2, 2014

    How many young men will learn from this tragedy? How many will allow it to continue? Start making good choices instead of bad choices. Choose your friends wisely.

  • 678devilish Jun 2, 2014

    Young men and women should reconsider going back to church. That would be a great start. Sunday morning after the tragedy, you found many were out there on the streets. Maybe they should have found their way into a church of their choice. Once in a while would not hurt you. After 11 p.m. nothing is really going on, not unless you are working. Staying at home keeps you our of trouble and alive.

  • 678devilish Jun 2, 2014

    Someone knows something, but are afraid to talk. But what if it was your family member. Would you consider talk annon. then?

  • 678devilish Jun 2, 2014

    A robbery consisting of illegal drugs and money. I wish these young people woudl realize there is NO EASY MONEY. They can certainly have that, but with a job, even though you may find yourself flipping burgers. Its a honest job. I too, am tired of these killing. What about the children he left behind. He did not think of them, did he. Pray for the children, mother and family. Also pray they find the killer (s) so that they can be arrested given life and put behind bars before they strike again. Please pray. Thanks.

  • Brenda Lawrence Jun 2, 2014
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    I am so sick of reading about shootings...what ever happened to good ol' fist fights?