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Vance businessman killed at his home

Posted October 2, 2017 2:27 p.m. EDT
Updated October 2, 2017 9:50 p.m. EDT

— A Vance County businessman was killed Monday morning at his rural home, authorities said.

Tommy Ellington was found shot to death on his property at 1261 Stewart Farm Road, east of Henderson. Sheriff Peter White said the motive for the shooting is unclear, although it could have been the result of a robbery.

Deputies had the property taped off Monday afternoon, and a black tent near the garage could be seen from the road. Law enforcement officers were on scene with a tracking dog in the area

Ellington was a co-founder of Quality Equipment, a local John Deere dealership, and a steady stream of employees stopped by the home Monday afternoon.

No arrests have been made.

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