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Wayne County Sheriff's Office looking for suspect after 17-year-old killed

Posted November 30, 2019 3:56 p.m. EST
Updated December 3, 2019 11:17 a.m. EST

— The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect in the shooting death of a 17-year-old early Saturday.

Capt. Shawn Harris said deputies were called to the area of Camp Trailee Road and Odom Farm Circle in Dudley around 3:20 a.m. in reference to shots fired. They found the victim, Damien Donall Dancy, of 118 North Running Deer Circle in Dudley, dead at the scene.

Damien Dancy

Investigators determined Dancy died of a gunshot wound. An autopsy was scheduled to confirm the cause of death. Neighbors told WRAL shootings happen regularly in the area where Dancy was found dead.

Dancy’s mother, Valerie DuPoy, reflected on her son and the kind of person he was.

Shooting in Wayne County leaves 17-year-old dead

"He was going to school, he was trying to do something ... he had hopes, he had dreams," DuPoy said.

"I lost another son the same day, 11 years ago today. I don't know who could have done this or why they would even want to do this. He was a good boy."

Anyone that has information about this homicide is asked to call the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at (919) 731-1480 or Crime Stoppers at (919) 735-2255. Callers can remain anonymous and may receive a cash reward for their tip.

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