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NEW INFO: Marine Wife Dies After Sunday Shooting

Deputies say the wife of a Camp Lejeune Marine, who was shot by her husband Sunday morning in Davie County, has died.

Davie County deputies say Sara Harris passed away Thursday morning at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

The 29-year-old woman was shot at her parent's home. Deputies say PFC Kirk Harris shot his wife before turning the gun on himself. The Marine was found dead in the driveway around 6:30 a.m., while the wife was discovered across the street.

Sheriff Andy Stokes says the two had been arguing before the shooting. Harris' parents were not home. The couple had been staying there over the weekend. Deputies say they met there when he was on leave.

Camp Lejeune says Harris was an infantry assaultman with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines.


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Authorities say a Camp Lejeune Marine shot and critically injured his wife before killing himself in front of his parents' home.

Davie County Sheriff Andy Stokes says the body of 26-year-old PFC Kirk Harris of Jacksonville was found in his parents' driveway about 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Deputies found his wife across the street with gunshot wounds. She was in intensive care Sunday afternoon at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Stokes says the two had been arguing before the shooting. Harris' parents were not home. The couple had been staying there over the weekend. Deputies say they met there when he was on leave.

Camp Lejeune says Harris was an infantry assaultman with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines. He joined the Marine Corps in January 2009 and was sent to Afghanistan last year on his first deployment.

The couple had been married for about a year.


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