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Harnett Store Robbery Ends In Shooting, Crash

Posted June 30, 2006

— In a violent series of events unfolding within minutes, authorities say two suspects kidnapped another man from the parking lot of a convenience store, shot him and then crashed during a police pursuit.

According to authorities, the victim was taken from the parking lot of the Chalybeate Springs Community Mart and shoved in a car about eight miles outside of Lillington.

Sheriff Larry Rollins said a person was then shot in the car and dumped along the side of Highway 401 almost a mile away. That person was later brought back to the store by friends who had pursued the vehicle.

A description of the suspects' car was sent out, and a Harnett County deputy responding to the shooting spotted the car nearby and attempted to stop it.

The suspects' vehicle crashed into the ditch near the Harnett County Courthouse at the intersection of Highways 401, 421 and 210.

Bernard Jamal Webb, 26 and Lorenzo Marcel Ingram, 20, both of Durham, were charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree kidnapping, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and robbery with dangerous weapon.

Both are being held at the Harnett County Detention Center under a bond of $750,000.

The two suspects were injured and taken to Betsy Johnson Hospital. Authorities said a weapon was found in the car, and police believe it was used in the earlier shooting. Once the suspects receive medical care, authorities plan to arrest them on multiple charges.

The third suspect who was shot was also taken to Betsy Johnson Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

The suspects in Thursday's chase crashed at the same place where another high speed pursuit killed a mother and daughter. In August 2004, Wanda Knox and her teenage daughter Shannon died when a car full of fleeing bank robbery suspects slammed into their vehicle. The driver, Roame Jackson, later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

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