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Pittsboro Man Charged With Shooting Death Of Police Captain's Son

Posted June 18, 2004 6:33 a.m. EDT

— A Pittsboro man is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Chapel Hill man Thursday night.

Smith is the son of Capt. Bobby Smith, a 29-year veteran of the force. Smith played football and track for Chapel Hill High School in 1998. He was studying to be a barber.

Police said a weapon, possibly used in the killing, was recovered. Authorities say Goldston shot Smith before fleeing from the scene in a car. Both men reportedly knew each other. No motive has been determined.

Chapel Hill police say 12 people were interviewed and their investigation is continuing.

Smith's death is the first homicide in the town since November 2002.