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Police: Lillington business owner shot employee

Posted July 31, 2008 12:49 p.m. EDT
Updated July 31, 2008 4:04 p.m. EDT

Police charged a Lillington business owner in a shooting that was originally reported as an accident.

According to the Harnett County Sheriff's Office, Eddie Smith, owner of Smith Farm Services, shot Terry Campbell, 57, of Lillington, July 23 after the two argued at Smith's farm. Campbell is one of Smith's employees.

Both Smith and Campbell told responding officers that the shooting was an accident. Campbell later revised his story. Smith is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury.