Killed – Travis Brown (Fairmont, NC)

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FAIRMONT – Negotiations between two men over the purchase of a firearm Monday turned deadly when the gun discharged during a struggle, fatally wounding a Fairmont man, authorities said.

The shooting happened about 7:35 p.m. near Stephens Avenue and the 400 block of North Main Street, said Chief Danny Parker of the Fairmont Department of Public Safety.

Travis Brown, 33, of 21 Sweetheart Drive, was shot in the abdomen and died while undergoing surgery at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Parker said.

Reginald Barney, 25, of Newport News, Va., was arrested Wednesday night and charged with second-degree murder, Parker said.

Brown, accompanied by his wife and two children, had arranged to meet Barney on Stephens Avenue to buy a shotgun, Parker said.

Brown and Barney did not know each other, Parker said.

During the transaction, the men began fighting, Parker said, and the gun discharged, striking Brown in the abdomen.

Investigators were able to speak with Brown before he died, Parker said.

FAIRMONT, NC, 12/16/13: Negotiations between two men over the purchase of a firearm Monday turned deadly when the gun discharged during a struggle, fatally wounding a Fairmont man, authorities said. The shooting happened about 7:35 p.m. near Stephens Avenue and the 400 block of North Main Street, said Chief Danny Parker of the Fairmont Department of Public Safety. Travis Brown, 33, of 21 Sweetheart Drive, was shot in the abdomen and died while undergoing surgery at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Parker said. Reginald Barney, 25, of Newport News, Va., was arrested Wednesday night and charged with second-degree murder, Parker said. Brown and Barney did not know each other, Parker said. During the transaction, the men began fighting, Parker said, and the gun discharged, striking Brown in the abdomen.

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http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Travis-Brown-97468782

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