NC man shot, killed after answering front door

WBTV photo of police at the scene of the shooting.

CLAREMONT, N.C. (WBTV) — Deputies arrested the suspect connected to a shooting in Catawba County.

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Around 6:40 a.m. Sunday morning, deputies arrested Tony Allen Brittain II for allegedly killing Kevin Hefner.

The deadly shooting happened around 6 p.m. at a home in the 4000 block of Old Catawba Road near Claremont.

Deputies say they found 28-year-old Hefner on the scene with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Hefner was pronounced dead on the scene, officers say.

Deputies say Hefner was shot in the doorway of his home after a man had reportedly knocked on the door.

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The suspect reportedly got into the passenger side of a black car and fled from the home heading south on Highway 10, the sheriff’s office said.

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