Woman shot, killed by stepfather in Johnston County: Sheriff

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Friday, August 21, 2020
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The sheriff's office said one person died in a shooting on Julio Lane.

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A woman died after she was allegedly shot by her stepfather overnight in Johnston County.

Johnston County deputies said Cheryl Lynn Guinn-Hirst was killed at her home on Julio Lane in the Cleveland community. Deputies responded to a call Friday morning around 12:30.

Ronald James Gasper, Guinn-Hirst's stepfather, shot her, according to investigators. Gasper was arrested and charged with the murder of Guinn-Hirst. Gasper is being held in the Johnston County Jail without bond.

Guinn-Hirst was 42.