SC Police At NC Shooting Near Serial Killings

South Carolina authorities are on the scene of a fatal North Carolina shooting about 30 miles from a city terrorized by a serial killer.

South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said Monday that agents traveled to Gastonia after a man suspected of trying to burglarize a home was shot to death by police.

She could not confirm whether the shooting was linked to the recent slayings of five people near Gaffney, S.C.

The serial killer suspect is believed to be driving a champagne-colored Ford SUV. The same make and color sport utility vehicle is at the scene in North Carolina.

Gastonia authorities say the slain man first gave a fake name to officers. Police say they shot him after he opened fire.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2009 at 03:51 PM
    I hope that it was the serial killer also. This really scares me.
  • by chris Location: greenville on Jul 6, 2009 at 03:12 PM
    a source tells me that it's more than likely him. apparently, the vehicle the serial killer was driving had a broken passenger-side door handle, as did this guy's vehicle. also, the killer stole at least one gun from his first victim and ammo for the same type of gun was found in this guy's vehicle. i'm sure more will surface as they release more details...
  • by MK on Jul 6, 2009 at 01:39 PM
    I agree with Moe I think it was a decoy.
  • by Moe on Jul 6, 2009 at 01:06 PM
    I dont think it was him.
  • by reads alot Location: nc on Jul 6, 2009 at 12:50 PM
    Maybe this is the serial killer.Stuff like this scares me.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2009 at 12:47 PM
    I hope it was him.
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