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CHAPEL HILL SCHOLAR SAYS HE SHOT INTRUDER

CHAPEL HILL SCHOLAR SAYS HE SHOT INTRUDER

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's first American Indian Morehead Scholar shot to death a man who may have been breaking into the home of the student's girlfriend, Lumberton police said Wednesday.

A police spokesman declined to give a full account of the incident, saying an investigation was still under way into the shooting Monday morning. No charges have been filed, police Capt. Benson Phillips said.James Cedric Woods, 21, of Pembroke, a senior at UNC-CH, told police he had shot Gene Berry Clark, 27, of Rowland, Phillips said.

Woods, a Lumbee Indian, was visiting his girlfriend, Victoria Oxendine, at her parents' house in Lumberton, when the shooting occurred about 8 a.m., police said. Oxendine's parents were out of town on vacation, Phillips said.

``There appeared to be a break-in at the house - a window was broken out,' Phillips said. ``Other than that, we can only say a man is dead from gunshot wounds and we are still talking to people in our investigation.'

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