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Investigators: Princeville Police Chief Target Of House Shooting

Posted June 5, 2006

— Investigators believe Princeville's police chief may have been the intended target of several bullets fired in to his house last Thursday.

Edgecombe County investigators have yet to identify any suspects, but base their beliefs on a tip that they received. They are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

"I heard one shot first, then I heard another shot, and I hit the floor," Foxx said. "I crawled into the living room, crawled up the hallway, and I heard a couple more shots before I could get to the front door."

Investigators said at least five bullets hit Foxx's house, including one that Foxx said made it through the wall and lodged in his closet a few feet from where he had been sleeping at the time.

"It was something to wake up to," Foxx said. "To realize someone is shooting at you."

Foxx said he believed someone was trying to kill him, but he does not know who or why. Princeville police officers are working with Edgecombe County sheriff's deputies to identify possible suspects who might have a reason to want to harm Foxx.

But Foxx said the incident would not scare him from doing his job.

"It's going to step up my job a whole lot better," he said. "It's going to make me know there are people out there who just don't care. They'll take your life."

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office at

252-641-7911

or Twin County CrimeStoppers at

252-977-1111

.

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