Tue Jul 5, 2022

Update: CCSO: Thursday shooting death took place during attempted forcible entry

Detectives and other officials from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office investigate a deadly shooting Thursday on N.C. 410 south of Chadbourn. Staff photo by Justin Smith

A man shot and killed Thursday south of Chadbourn was trying to forcibly enter the home of his ex-wife and son for the second time in three days, according to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert Ransom Smith III, 67, was found dead at a house on Joe Brown Highway

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