Donald Scott Balkcum, 34, of 1765 Mitchell Loop Road, was shot nine times Tuesday morning, Nov. 2, in the parking lot of S&K Auto Sales, located at 25 Concord School Road, where he worked, after being shot by a 9 mm firearm by an unknown assailant.
Last week, investigators traveled to Athens, Ga. “to track down leads and conduct interviews” pertinent to the homicide, however, Thursday morning, it was not clear, what, if anything, was discovered during that trip.
“I can’t comment on that,” said Capt. Julian Carr of the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office flatly.
Unconfirmed reports hint that the black Ford F-150 was located there, however, detectives remained tight-lipped Thursday and would not comment on the report.
Carr also noted that last week a warrant was issued for one suspect in the crime, although he would not release a name. “We are can not release the name at this point in the investigation,” he said Thursday morning. In addition, the captain would not say where they believe the suspect is hiding.
N.C. State Bureau of Investigation agents, as well as detectives from the Sheriff’s Office are continually working leads involving the crime that took Balkcum’s life.
“We have a warrant, but we are still looking (for the suspect),” said Carr. “And we are still working every lead that comes in on this case.”
If you have any information on this crime call 910-592-4141.
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