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Attempted robbery turns deadly in Robeson County

Posted June 18, 2010

Two people died of gunshot wounds and a third was in critical condition Friday evening after what authorities described as a robbery gone wrong in Robeson County.

Four people – Jason Kendall Chavis, 19, of Huggins Road in Lumberton; Derrick Scott Shea, 21, of Buie Philadelphus Road in Red Springs; Kiara Jones, 18, of Chickenfoot Road in St. Pauls; and Shamallory Jones, 20, of Columbus Circle in Red Springs – were found just before 4 a.m. in a vehicle along Shannon Road west of Lumberton.

Investigators said the quartet fled from Teresa’s Café, at Shannon and McQueen roads when someone attempted to rob them. The attacker or attackers shot at the vehicle, hitting three of the occupants and damaging the tires.

Chavis died before deputies arrived. Shea died of his injuries at a Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Kiara Jones was listed in critical condition Friday at Duke Medical University Hospital. Shamallory Jones was not injured.

The Robeson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting.


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  • tsquaring Jun 18, 2010

    what's a robbery gone right?

  • ccs1920 Jun 18, 2010

    At that time of morning , trouble is going to find you even if you arn't looking for it.

  • rescuefan Jun 18, 2010

    What a sad story.

  • turkeydance Jun 18, 2010

    "robbery gone wrong"? i give up.
    what's a robbery gone *right*?

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Jun 18, 2010

    Terrible, tragic story. I wish they would have been armed, at least then they may have had a chance. As it turned out, it was like a duck shoot... So sad.

  • whyalltheproblems Jun 18, 2010

    "trouble will find you"???? really???
    these kids were followed and shot. I hope you weren't talking about them. It's a very sad situation

  • truth9806 Jun 18, 2010

    trouble will find you, no need to go looking for it....

  • alleycat Jun 18, 2010

    Don't blame the guns blame the idiots behind them. Next time they may run up against someone who has guns also and then real justice will be served!

  • Jeremiah Jun 18, 2010

    "very few good things happen after midnight. maybe they should have been at home asleep so they could work the next day."

    i get so tired of this comment. this is america. there's no curfew. there's plenty of things to do after midnight. and these are 18-21 years olds, they could be on summer break from college or high school, and not have a 8-5 job.

  • wildcat Jun 18, 2010

    With guns in their hands, all they know to do is pull the trigger and which they could take back that second. But they cannot. Will they ever learn? No! They had no business with the gun in the first place.