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Investigators Say Convicted Felon Bought Rifle In UNCW Shooting

Posted June 15, 2004 5:35 a.m. EDT

— Investigators have discovered how a convicted felon got an assault rifle to kill his former girlfriend.

Investigators said John Peck bought the gun legally from a private individual, then used it to kill Christen Najouks, a University of North Carolina at Wilmington student.

Najouks was shot 11 times outside her apartment. Peck killed himself after a shootout with rangers in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.