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One killed, one injured in Harnett County home invasion

Posted September 3, 2010
Updated September 4, 2010

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— A man found with a gunshot wound became a person of interest late Friday in the shooting death of a Harnett County man, investigators said.

Deputies found the deceased man at about 2:15 p.m. at a mobile home at 95 Windsong Drive, near N.C. Highway 24/27 in Cameron.

While deputies and a state Highway Patrol helicopter searched the area for the shooter, another shooting victim was discovered in nearby woods. That person was later identified as 23-year old Lamante Brower of Cameron, Sheriff Larry Rollins said.

After talking with witnesses who were at the residence at the time of the home invasion, Brower became a person of interest in the fatal shooting at the mobile home,investigators said.

Investigators are still trying to determine what led to the shooting, but a witness told WRAL News that a man came to the Windsong Drive home with a weapon and demanded money. An altercation broke out and guns were fired.

The incident had neighbors in the area on edge, but Rollins said they shouldn't worry.

"We are pretty satisfied there is nothing in the area that is a threat to the community," the sheriff said.

Brower was being treated at Cape Fear Valley Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. He had not been charged late Friday in connection with the incident.

Investigators have not released more details, including the identity of the man who was killed.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office at 910-893-9111.


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  • bcmcgarity Sep 3, 2010

    It's Woodbridge S/D, not Woodshire. It's in what locals call Johnsonville.

  • firehousechihuahua Sep 3, 2010

    Tarheel, I didnt know him but I knew his brother who is a close friend of my neighbor. The whole neighborhood is mourning this evening.

  • Adelinthe Sep 3, 2010

    tarheel -

    Sorry to hear you lost a friend.

    God bless.


  • Adelinthe Sep 3, 2010

    simracer - "But you do know that "20 miles" from Lillington is still "Lillington" a lot of times, right? Woodshire S/D (near Docs and Nursery Rds near Anderson Creek Club) have Lillington addresses..."

    That's far from 20 miles from Lillington...more like 5-8.

    God bless.


  • tarheel70 Sep 3, 2010

    Was friend of mine, he was early 20's.

  • demondeacon Sep 3, 2010

    It's in Johnsonville people . Just has a Cameron address.

  • simracer68 Sep 3, 2010

    paddie - This is true, and most stories circulating about this case indicate the Cameron address of the crime scene (and to be fair, the "city" of Cameron is itself actually in Moore County).

    They are citing Lillington because that is where the story is "coming from", specifically, the Harnett County Sherrif's office spokespeople.

    But you do know that "20 miles" from Lillington is still "Lillington" a lot of times, right? Woodshire S/D (near Docs and Nursery Rds near Anderson Creek Club) have Lillington addresses, as do lots of homes along Micro Tower Rd. Carolina Lakes S/D is almost 20 miles from Sanford, yet has Sanford addresses...It's a common thing. I think folks can figure it out.

  • wackk2 Sep 3, 2010

    24/27 is in Cameron. It extends from one block away from 15/501 until the split at 24/27 Johnsonville area.

  • paddie Sep 3, 2010

    Hwy 24/27 is NOT near Lillington AT ALL. It's closer to Cameron. Probably at least 20 miles from Lillington.