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Vance County Shooting Suspect Remains At-Large

Posted November 24, 2004 3:59 a.m. EST

— Authorities have called off their search for the day for a Vance County shooting suspect.

Investigators say Matthew Roberson shot Christopher Harris in the back early Wednesday morning near a Middlesburg elementary school.

Sheriff Thomas Breedlove said he believes Roberson was actually aiming for Harris' brother. Breedlove said the shooting stems from a dispute over a girlfriend.

Police said Roberson ran into the woods near Flemmingtown Road.

Harris underwent surgery at the hospital. His injuries are not considered to be life-threatening, but he is in critical condition.