BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are investigating a suspicious death.
Authorities responded to a welfare check Saturday on Simmons Rd. in the Ash community around 3 p.m. and found Tony Kusta, 69, dead.
Neighbors said they heard a gunshot Thursday night but didn't think anything of it, because they live in an area where they frequently hear gunshots.
Some neighbors also said detectives told them Kusta had a gunshot wound and the situation may have been an armed robbery gone wrong, though that information has not yet been confirmed by the sheriff's office.
The cause of death will be determined after an autopsy is performed.
Anyone with information should contact the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.
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