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Camp Lejeune Marine shoots wife, kills self

Posted September 23, 2012

— A Camp Lejeune Marine shot and critically injured his wife before killing himself in front of his parents' home in Davie County Sunday, authorities said.

Davie County Sheriff Andy Stokes says the body of Kirk Walter Harris, 26, of Jacksonville, was found in his parents' driveway about 6:30 a.m. Deputies found his wife, Sarah Browder Harris, 29, across the street with gunshot wounds. She was in intensive care at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Sunday afternoon.

Stokes says the two had been arguing before the shooting. Kyle Harris' parents were not at the home. Deputies said Kyle and Sarah Harris often met there when he was on leave and had been staying there for the weekend.

Authorities said Kyle Harris had recently returned from Afghanistan and had been married for about a year.

WMFY News reported that Sarah Harris is from Greensboro and is attending school there.


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  • lcornetti2 Oct 1, 2012

    Wait---who's Kirk and who's Kyle? This is confusing as heck.

  • piene2 Sep 24, 2012

    If there was not a six shooter laying around he would have had to contented himself with punching her out.

  • Uhavenoclu Sep 24, 2012

    There is another of the" There will be more" after the first one. Keep on praising these people who you think protect our country fighting in a foreign country.
    It's the families and spouses that need protecting more.
    Yes more on the way so be prepared and don't live a lie by ignoring the truth.

  • shanemane1986 Sep 24, 2012

    Apparently compassion went out the window for this generation.. Slim few still have it, few and far between...

  • slydog Sep 24, 2012

    phone spell check :( that should have been "morale"

  • grandmagail Sep 24, 2012

    What is wrong with you people? Cheating wife, domestic violence!! Have you ever heard of compassion?

  • iknowjack Sep 24, 2012

    I hope she survives. Death should NOT be the penalty for making a bad marital decision as it too often is for women.

  • Marty King Sep 24, 2012

    I agree with Cranberry

  • carrboroyouth Sep 24, 2012

    Another domestic violence incident... this must stop.

  • hitider Sep 24, 2012

    ...wonder what they were arguing about?