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Questions surround Enfield man's death

Posted March 28, 2012

— Police said Wednesday that they are investigating the death of an Enfield man whose car crashed in a supermarket parking lot Tuesday evening after witnesses said he might have been shot in a fight.

Chester Lee Banks Jr., 20, lost control of his car on U.S. Highway 301, and the vehicle went into a ditch and then crashed outside the Just Save Grocery at about 6:45 p.m., Enfield Police Chief Eddie Buffaloe said. Banks was pronounced dead at the scene.

Some witnesses told police that Banks had been fighting with another man on Hannon Street in Enfield, and they said they had heard gunshots, Buffaloe said.

Banks' body has been sent to a medical examiner for an autopsy to determine the cause of death, the chief said, adding that investigators are trying to find the man Banks was reportedly fighting with so they can question him.


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  • doubletrouble Mar 28, 2012

    Enfield...now, that's a safe place to live Talk about a drug haven. Probably one of the worst places, as far as small towns, in Halifax County.

  • hellorhighwaters Mar 28, 2012

    Somebody saw something; somebody always sees something.

    Now the question is - how to get that witness to talk, without endangering their lives.

  • whosonfirst Mar 28, 2012

    Determining if he had really been shot would also be helpful...I guess the medical examiner can do that if responders could not tell (sarcasm - could not resist due to the way this story was written).

  • sammyg Mar 28, 2012

    Yes, finding the other man would be helpful...