Homicide investigation underway in Robeson County, sheriff says

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Published: Jan. 8, 2022 at 11:50 AM EST
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ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WMBF) - Authorities are on the scene of a homicide in the Pee Dee.

Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins said deputies, homicide detectives and crime scene investigators were called to the 8500 block of Highway 72 East in Lumberton at around 9:40 a.m. Saturday.

Wilkins later said 34-year-old Quintin L. Mitchell, of Lumberton, was found dead at the scene. The sheriff added that a silver, four-door vehicle with chrome rims was seen leaving the scene of the shooting.

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“Here is yet another senseless murder in which some on-scene witnesses refuse to cooperate,” Wilkins said in a statement. “When we live in a culture of persons refusing to cooperate or provide untruths to investigators, crimes such as this and many others in our county like it will continue to go unsolved. The common characteristic here is witnesses being non-cooperative and being loyal to the streets and not towards one’s family who seek answers and the truth. I can only imagine what they would think if this victim was their relative.”

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating. Officials are also searching for footage from any surveillance cameras in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (910) 671-3100 or (910) 671-3170.

No further details were immediately available.

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