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NC man living in horse trailer shot his ex-girlfriend in the face, deputies say

A Lincoln County man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend in the face as she sat in her car.

The suspect, 48-year-old David Wayne Conn, was arrested Tuesday at about 10:15 p.m., in a horse trailer off King Wilkinson Road in Denver, N.C. Conn was living in the trailer with the permission of the property owner, said the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Conn, David Wayne
Davie Wayne Conn Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

The victim, Josephine Ann Brown, 44, is in serious condition at a hospital, suffering from a .25-caliber bullet wound to the face, officials said.

Deputies said they found the victim at a nearby home, after she fled by vehicle from the shooting scene.

Conn admitted to shooting the victim without provocation, officials said. He was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and charged with attempted first-degree murder. He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center without bond.

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