Man shot in the head at Fuquay-Varina intersection

(David Grzybowski/CBS North Carolina)

FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WNCN) — A man was found dead of a possibly-self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head Monday morning on a street corner in Fuquay-Varina, according to statements from the town’s police and a town spokeswoman.

UPDATE: 2nd Amendment advocate dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound in Fuquay-Varina, officials say

Police said they’d been told the Robert Eugene Owens, 46, of Fuquay-Varina, might have inflicted the injury on himself, but stopped short of saying that was definitely the case.

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The body was found just before 11 a.m. near the intersection of Sequoia Ridge Drive and Judd Parkway, near a stop sign, authorities said. A firearm was found near the man’s body.

The medical examiner and the Raleigh-Wake City-County Bureau of Investigation are assisting in the investigation.

“This is an ongoing investigation by the Fuquay-Varina Police Department and we will await the medical examiner’s report as to the official cause of death,” police wrote.

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