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East Spencer Police arrest suspect in Saturday morning homicide on Heligtown Road

By Mark Wineka
mark.wineka@salisburypost.com

EAST SPENCER — East Spencer Police have arrested a man suspected of killing his niece’s boyfriend this morning on Heiligtown Road.

East Spencer Police Chief Sharon Hovis identified the victim as 23-year-old Antonio Lamonte Killebrew Jr., who lived “off and on” at the 547 Heiligtown Road address where the homicide occurred.

Police have charged Eric Antron Ingram, 36, of the same address with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.

“The shooting occurred through domestic violence,” Hovis said, going on information she had gathered early on from Brittany Black, a resident at the home and Ingram’s niece, and a separate witness. “… Apparently, there was an assault that occurred.”

Hovis would not speculate for now whether Ingram was coming to Black’s defense.

Hovis said police have been called to this address several times in the past on assault and domestic-related reports.

The shooting occurred sometime during the mid morning, and Ingram was still on the scene when police arrived.

Hovis said it is the first homicide in East Spencer in more than four years.

According to arrest warrants, Ingram was in possession of a Stevens model 12-gauge shotgun. He previously had been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill or inflict serious injury in an incident happening Sept. 29, 2007.

On April 7, 2009, Ingram pleaded guilty to that charge and was sentenced to 17 to 30 months in prison.

Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.

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