73-year-old man found dead in Surry County driveway; homicide investigation underway

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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. -- A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead in the driveway of a Surry County residence.

Officers responded to 172 Fremont Lane, northeast of Elkin, at 11:51 a.m. on Wednesday after a report of a shooting, according to Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson.

Responding officers found 73-year-old Charlie Winfield Spann dead outside the residence in the driveway.

Atkinson said the scene is secure and authorities are in the process of getting a warrant.

Authorities on the scene are waiting for crime scene investigators to arrive, Atkinson said.

There are no suspects at this time.

Iredell County K-9s are assisting with the investigation.

172 Fremont Ln, Elkin, NC 28621