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On Wednesday night, April 29, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a shooting on Timber Haven Drive outside of Elizabethtown at approximately 8:55 pm.  Officers arrived on the scene and found that Shawnbrina Renee Thurman, B/F/36 had been shot by her ex-boyfriend, Terrell McDowell, B/M/42 of 103 Jones Street in Elizabethtown.

Shawnbrina Renee Thurman

Thurman was driven by private automobile to Cape Fear Valley- Bladen County Hospital where she was treated for gunshot wounds to the upper torso and transferred by Life Link to Cape Fear Valley – Fayetteville for further treatment.  No other information is available at this time on her condition.



McDowell was taken into custody at a residence on Baldwin Branch Road near Elizabethtown by Detectives and charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury. McDowell was taken before the magistrate and bond were set at $125,000 to secure.  Sometime shortly after, McDowell made bond and was released.

Terrell McDowell

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 862-6960.

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