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Harnett Authorities Identify Victim In Attempted Car Theft Shooting

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HARNETT COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities have released the name of the person who died while allegedly being involved in an attempted car theft in Harnett County.

Investigators say 21-year-old Ashley Demetrius Gilliam, of Sanford, tried to steal a vehicle from a Lillington home when he was confronted by the vehicle's owner and the owner's father-in-law.

During an altercation, one of the men shot Gilliam, who later died at the scene.

There is no word on whether charges will be filed in the case.

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