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Woman shot to death in Franklin County

Posted April 19, 2009 1:40 p.m. EDT
Updated April 21, 2009 11:12 a.m. EDT

— A 19-year-old woman died after being shot in the head at a Franklin County home early Sunday, Sheriff Pat Green said.

David Bishop, 24, pulled out a gun and began firing in a house at 609 Fox Ridge Road in Fox Ridge Farms subdivision, south of Louisburg, Green said. He then aimed at Gabrielle Reece, of Abercrombie Road in Wake Forest, and fired, the sheriff said.

Another woman managed to flee from the house and called 911.

When deputies arrived, they found two men putting Reece's body in a trash bag in an attempt to dispose of it, Green said. They had also set fire to the chair she was sitting in.

Bishop fled the scene, but deputies followed him to a wooded area near the home, Green said. He was still on the run Sunday evening.

Bishop was Reece's boyfriend, deputies said. He was on probation following a March arrest for carrying a concealed weapon. He was arrested again last month for causing damage to personal property, but was released on bond, deputies said.

Deputies took Christopher Rose, 21, of 1704 S. Main St. in Wake Forest, into custody and were questioning him Sunday evening. Deputies said Rose and Bishop were friends.

Investigators recovered a handgun at the scene. Green could not say if alcohol or drugs were involved.

No charges have been filed yet in the case.