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Warrants outline fatal shooting in Wake Forest

Posted July 31, 2009

— Search warrants released Friday reveal more details about a fatal shooting in Wake Forest.

Leslie Edward Smith, 62, and Jaquelyn Larue Gore, 48, of 3 Kelly Pine Court, were arguing outside their home Sunday afternoon, the warrants say, when Smith asked a neighbor to borrow a gun.

Smith called 911 at about 2 p.m. to report that he had shot Gore. When deputies arrived, they found her dead from a gunshot wound to the chest, deputies said.

According to the warrants, they also found a handgun on the table and shell casings in the home.

Deputies charged Smith with murder. He was being held at the Wake County jail.


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  • tarheelskier Jul 31, 2009

    So it's a trailer park right? Okay so how did the neighbor not hear the two arguing? I mean it's not like those things block noise like a house would. Can you picture your neighbor coming up to you out of breath asking for a gun when you just heard him arguing with his ladyfriend??? This is ridiculous....

  • Skywatch_NC Jul 31, 2009

    The neighbor should have quizzed him on why he wanted to borrow the gun ...?

  • tallboy4372 Jul 31, 2009

    They ought to charge the friend as an accessory for giving him the gun..