McCrory offers up to $5K for information after woman shot to death

Fair Bluff Police Chief Chris Chafin says Connie Simmons was killed during the home invasion. (Source: Inman Funeral Home)
Fair Bluff Police Chief Chris Chafin says Connie Simmons was killed during the home invasion. (Source: Inman Funeral Home)

FAIR BLUFF, N.C. (WNCN) – Gov. Pat McCrory announced Wednesday that the State is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for the murder of Connie Simmons.

Connie Simmons was shot to death during a home invasion within town limits. (Source: WECT)
Connie Simmons was shot to death during a home invasion within town limits. (Source: WECT)

The body of Simmons, 62, was discovered on April 3 in her home located at 2123 Main Street in Fair Bluff.

She had been fatally shot three times during a home invasion, police said.

The governor announced that the award could be as high as $5,000.

Police say two bullets went through kitchen cabinets and another grazed Simmons’ bedroom door.

James Royals, Simmons’ boyfriend, was inside of the home during the attack. He was asleep in another bedroom, officials said.

Royals found her slumped over her bed and said she was shot three times.

“She was laying with her face in the bed and the other half of her on the floor,” he said. “The only thing I could see was a hole in her leg in the back of her leg.”

The back screen door was kicked open from the inside, ripped away from the hinges and nothing was stolen from their home, officials said.

Anyone having information concerning this case should contact the Fair Bluff Police Department at 910-649-7323 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.

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