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Quintia Miller, 26, was with her family when she was fatally shot on Oct. 3, according to police in North Carolina.

Screenshot from Deenie Hugh’s Facebook post.

Authorities in North Carolina say a 26-year-old woman was fatally wounded after a man mistook her for someone else.

Quintia Miller was residing at Rowan Point Apartments in Mocksville when she was killed Monday, Oct. 3, according to a new Facebook post from the Davie County Sheriff’s Office.

Harold Reed Jr., 78, was taken into custody for the shooting and faces a charge of murder, according to a news release.

Reid was due in court Monday to be tried on first-degree sex offenses and indecent liberties with a child, according to a news release. Officials believe Reid went to the apartment complex in search of a man involved in the case against him. Once there, Reed mistook Miller for the person he was looking for and confronted her before shooting her, according to a sheriff’s report.

Officers with the Carolina Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Davie County Sheriff’s Office were at the apartment complex around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning looking for a person wanted in an unrelated case when they heard gunshots, according to a Facebook post.

When law enforcement responded to the scene, deputies say a U.S. Marshals officer fired his weapon at the suspect. The suspect was not injured, he was taken into custody.

The officers did not find the wanted person at the complex.

Anyone with information on this case can contact detectives at 336-751-6238 or at sheriff@dcsonc.com.

Mocksville is about 60 miles northeast of Charlotte.

Moira Ritter covers McClatchy news in real time. She graduated from Georgetown University where she studied government, journalism and German. She previously reported for CNN Business.

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