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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release
Contact: Corey Ray
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

ATF Offering Reward for Information on Homicide in Dunn

Grandmother killed after shots fired into home

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives today announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the location, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of a 61-year old grandmother in Dunn.

On Feb. 28, deputies from the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at a residence on Todd Lane. Deputies discovered that multiple shots had been fired into a home. One resident, Carolyn Stephenson, 61, suffered a fatal wound during the shooting. Stephenson is not believed to have been the intended target of the shooting.

Anyone with information about this case should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477). Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at Tips may also be submitted to the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office by calling 910-592-4141. All tips will remain anonymous.

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