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Man slain outside Vance County bar

Posted October 21, 2009 12:21 p.m. EDT

— Vance County authorities were searching Wednesday for a gunman in connection with a shooting death early Tuesday.

David Dmitri Perry, 43, of Warrenton, was found shot outside Joker's Bar & Lounge, on U.S. High 1/158 in the Greystone community at about 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said. He was taken to Maria Parham Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators said the shooting appears to have occurred during a robbery attempt. Perry was shot in the abdomen with a shotgun, they said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Vance County Sheriff's Office at 252-738-2200 or Henderson/Vance Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925.