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Creedmoor man charged in store shooting

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CREEDMOOR — An Oxford man was shot Sunday night outside a convenience store near Creedmoor, and another man has been arrested in connection to the incident.

The Granville County Sheriff’s Office said Tyre Burnette, 32, was shot near the Country Store at 2600 N.C. Highway 56, east of Creedmoor and near Hayes Road. The agency did not immediately say what time the shooting took place.

According to a City of Creedmoor Facebook post, Creedmoor police officers located Burnette near the Golden Pond subdivision while responding to the scene.

He was transported to Duke University Hospital in Durham, according to a sheriff’s office press release. His condition was not immediately known.

The scene of the shooting was taped off by investigators late Sunday night.

During the course of the investigation, deputies identified 32-year-old James Alexander Tuck, of Creedmoor, as a suspect, the release said.

Tuck was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury on Monday.

He was held at the Granville County Detention Center under a $175,000 secured bond. Tuck’s first scheduled appearance in court was Wednesday. A mugshot was not immediately available.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about the case to call Detective Lisa C. Matthews at 9819-693-3213 or Granville County Crime Stoppers at 919-693-3100. Callers can be anonymous and a reward of up to $1,000 is possible.