Moore County Sheriff Deputies arrested a second suspect following a shooting in Cameron Saturday, December 29th.

Robert Lee Gillespie, 54, of Cameron was arrested Thursday evening and charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. Gillespie has a lengthy record that includes numerous assaults on females, assault inflicting serious injury, and felony breaking and entering. 

The shooting occurred at a home on Helen Lane off Atkins Road. Quentin Orlando Belk, 32, was shot in the head and later died at UNC Hospitals.  Belk was a 2004 graduate of Union Pines High School.


Authorities at the shooting scene on Helen Lane in Cameron.

A woman was also shot in the neck and later released from UNC Hospitals. Authorities did not release the name of the female victim.   

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting was not a random act.

“This was not a random act of violence, as it is believed that all parties involved were of at least minimal acquaintance,” said Sheriff Ronnie Fields.

The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle, and one of the suspects, George Bernhardt Roderick, Jr., was apprehended the same day.

George Bernhardt Roderick.

Roderick, Jr., 37, of Fayetteville,  was charged with one count of murder, one count  of attempted first degree murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/inflicting serious injury. 

Roderick has a 2002 felony conviction for conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in Cumberland County. He is being held without bond. He has his first court appearance January 23rd. 

The Sheriff’s Department has a third suspect in custody and charges are pending.





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