Columbus County man shot and killed in his home

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Submitted: Sat, 04/14/2012 - 1:18pm
Updated: Tue, 07/10/2012 - 1:00pm

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Columbus County man is dead after being shot in the head in his home Friday evening, according to Sheriff Chris Batten.

Batten said the victim has been identified as Keith Douglas Gachette, 46. He was shot in the head on Palmetto Bay Road near Hallsboro. Deputies received the call around 6 p.m. Friday.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating. Batten said there are currently no suspects.

The body has been sent to Chapel Hill for an autopsy.


  • Crystal Hunt says:

    I love you daddy. Whoever did this will suffer by the same man that is holding your hand right now. You are looking down on your kids with your arms wrapped around us. From your First born as you always called me. I miss you so much but Im being strong just like you wanted. One bear hug to you.

  • Mike Carucci(Vereen) says:

    To whoever did this….Your days are numbered!!!

  • Raneice stafford says:

    Man this was my uncle I hope y’all find out who did this …just wrong

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