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Attempted robbery turns deadly in Robeson County

Posted June 18, 2010 4:46 p.m. EDT
Updated June 18, 2010 9:45 p.m. EDT

Two people died of gunshot wounds and a third was in critical condition Friday evening after what authorities described as a robbery gone wrong in Robeson County.

Four people – Jason Kendall Chavis, 19, of Huggins Road in Lumberton; Derrick Scott Shea, 21, of Buie Philadelphus Road in Red Springs; Kiara Jones, 18, of Chickenfoot Road in St. Pauls; and Shamallory Jones, 20, of Columbus Circle in Red Springs – were found just before 4 a.m. in a vehicle along Shannon Road west of Lumberton.

Investigators said the quartet fled from Teresa’s Café, at Shannon and McQueen roads when someone attempted to rob them. The attacker or attackers shot at the vehicle, hitting three of the occupants and damaging the tires.

Chavis died before deputies arrived. Shea died of his injuries at a Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Kiara Jones was listed in critical condition Friday at Duke Medical University Hospital. Shamallory Jones was not injured.

The Robeson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting.