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Second Man Sought In Sampson Gas Station Shooting

Posted September 7, 2006

— Investigators are looking for another suspect in connection with the shooting death of a teenage girl in Sampson County last weekend.

Mercedes Wilson, 16, was killed at a gas station on Sunset Avenue in Clinton.

Ben Strayhorn has been arrested and charged with Wilson's death.

Police are now looking for Lamar Smith. If you have any information about Smith's whereabouts, you are asked to call Clinton police at




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