Chadbourn, NC (WECT) - An investigation into a fatal shooting is currently underway in Columbus County.
According to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, authorities responded to a shots fired call near Williams Road in Chadbourn at approximately 8 p.m. on Saturday night.
Upon arrival, the body of 29-year-old Dennis Jerome Smith Jr, 29 was discovered outside of his residence. It was apparent that Smith was the victim of a fatal gunshot wound.
An autopsy will be completed this week by the Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh.
The CCSO is treating this incident as a homicide. If you have information that pertains to this case, please contact Lt. Barber or Sgt. Parker with Columbus County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 642-6551.