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Woman killed in Sanford club shooting

Posted April 26, 2009
Updated April 27, 2009

— A woman was killed in an early Sunday shooting at Club Bumble Bee, 3002 Industrial Drive, around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, Sanford police said.

Family members identified the victim as LaToyia Shantae McIntyre, 22, of Sanford. She went to the club with her younger sister, Latishia McIntyre. The two were leaving the club around 2:30 a.m. when shots were fired in the parking lot. LaToyia McIntyre was hit by a bullet.

"I don't even know how it happened. We were just on our way to the car. We were right there with each other," Latishia McIntyre said.

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The sisters went to the club for an after-prom party.

Police charged Timotheus Devon Dunbar, 24, of 105 Chisholm St., with first-degree murder in LaToyia McIntyr's death. Dunbar was being held in the Lee County Jail without bond Monday.

More arrests are expected, police said.

It is unclear is LaToyia McIntyre was the intended target of the shooting or if she was caught in crossfire.

Neighbors of the club say it is not uncommon to hear gun fire on the weekends.

The club’s owner said another shooting happened in the parking lot several weeks ago. A bullet grazed a customer’s head.

Friends described LaToyia McIntyre as a happy, outgoing person. She was a student at Central Carolina Community College, her mother Carla McIntyre said.

Carla McIntyre's brother was also murdered. In November 2003, Reggie McIntyre, 27, was shot to death while sitting in a waiting area at Perry Brother's Tire Service, on East Main Street in Sanford. Lennon Scott, the man who pleaded guilty in Reggie McIntyre's death, died while serving a life sentence in prison.


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  • LOC Apr 28, 2009

    This is so sad. My heart goes out to her family.

  • djcgriffin Apr 27, 2009

    I'm sure since the story makes a point to say that she was there with her younger sister, that's prob why she was there. Still doesnt justify someone taking her like. My prayers go out to her friends and family. Another young person taken from us due to senseless violence.

  • chris0628 Apr 27, 2009

    This is a sad case. My prayers go out to the family.

  • queene01 Apr 27, 2009

    Why does it matter why she was there? Have some respect, she was a nice person!!

  • ambidextrous cat Apr 27, 2009

    Nightclubs like that aren't the best place to hang around, especially at 2:30 in the morning. I'm asleep at that time!

  • BigUNCFan Apr 27, 2009

    Clubs like this are nothing but trouble and should be shut down.

  • theroadislong Apr 27, 2009

    I just cannot understand why people kill each other. It's so sad!

    The article says that she went with her younger sister; maybe her sister attended the prom and she was going to celebrate with her.

  • aerolove2k Apr 27, 2009

    MadBiker- Although I share your curiosity, I dont think thats important to the story. The point is a few people over 21 were at a club at 2:30am (not uncommon at all) and that someone decided he'd had enough and killed someone.

    Whats with people these days? So quick to grab a gun. Is it really that serious?

  • Squeek Apr 27, 2009

    Sorry, 22 yr old

  • Squeek Apr 27, 2009

    And why would a 27yr old be going to a PROM party in the first place. She wasn't in high school, and as far as I know CCCC doesn't hold proms.