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SBI investigating Ernul man's death in domestic dispute

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ERNUL, Craven County - A man was killed and his wife was injured in a domestic altercation on Saturday night in Ernul, according to officials.

Jimmy Whitford, 51, was shot at his home at 585 Aurora Road. His wife Sharon Whitford was also injured, according to officials with knowledge of the investigation. 

Neighbors who did not want to be identified told NewsChannel 12 that they are shocked by the incident. They say the Whitfords lived in that home for about a year and were good neighbors. 

Craven County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Detective Sgt. Mike Sawyer said the investigation has been handed over to the State Bureau of Investigation. He did not specify why, but said CCSO would make no further comment on the case.

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