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Autopsy released for one victim in quadruple shooting

Posted June 30, 2011 9:40 p.m. EDT
Updated July 15, 2011 7:13 a.m. EDT

— One of four people found dead along a road in Research Triangle Park on June 10 was shot four times, according to an autopsy released Thursday. 

Alexandria J. "AJ" Baker Pierce, 23, of 2327 Oriole Drive, Amesha Alia Page-Smith, 24, of 822 Roane St., and Adrianne Celeste Stevens, 22, of 2022 Buffalo Way, were found in a parked car near the intersection of Park Office Drive and N.C. Highway 54 in Research Triangle Park. 

An autopsy for Page-Smith showed that she was shot in the right upper shoulder, left side of her stomach, right leg and right upper back. The investigation showed she was shot with a .45-caliber handgun while sitting in the driver's seat of the vehicle. 

Authorities say Brinton Millsap, 23, of 8 Mellon Court, shot the women and then himself.

Stevens' mother said the four had been friends since elementary school. Pierce and Millsap were dating.

All four attended Durham's Southern High School at one time. Page-Smith graduated in 2005 and Stevens followed in 2006. Pierce graduated from Hillside the same year. Millsap withdrew from Durham's Northern High in 2006. 

Pierce was a senior at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro studying English. Page-Smith was one course shy of a degree in psychology at North Carolina A&T University, but had not been enrolled there since spring 2010, school officials said.