71-year-old dead from gunshot wound in Lincoln County



Denver, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 4500 block of North NC16 Business Highway on June 8, 2019 reference a subject with a gunshot wound.

Mr. Robert Lewis Stephens, 71, was in a sitting position on the sofa with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest. Deputies checked for a pulse and none was found.

Mr. Stephens was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigation is continuing by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division.

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Author: WSIC editor