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Man Fatally Shot in Wayne Parking Lot

Posted April 20, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A business parking lot became the scene of a murder overnight in the quiet town of Dudley. Wayne County investigators may have a robbery-turned-murder or a straight murder on their hands.

Officials say two men had pulled up to a phone booth in the parking lot off Old Mount Olive Highway. One was on the phone, the other sitting in the car, when a car pulled up and the man waiting in the car was fatally shot.

Witnesses told authorities they did recognize the shooter, and he is being sought.

The identity of the murder victim is being withheld because his relatives are out of state.

Authorities are trying to determine if it was a robbery that got out of hand, or an intentional murder.