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Garner woman dies after gunshot to head

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A woman died early Monday morning after a gunshot wound to the head Sunday in Garner, police confirmed.

Latasha R. Pierce, 36, of Delta Street died at 6:28 a.m. Monday.

Winston Lewis, 35, the boyfriend of Pierce, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Neighbor MaryBann Byrd said Pierce "was just like a child to me as long as I'd been knowing her. I loved her."

"It hurts," Byrd said. "It just hurts, really. It was just a loss to me. It really hurt when I heard it."

There is no word yet on funeral arrangements.

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