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Emanuel Lee Alexander Jr. was 52 when he was shot in the head and killed in Greensboro, North Carolina. In his dying moments he managed to dial 911 to call the police.

The 23 January killing turns out to have been over diabetic strips (pictured) – which tell the user how their blood sugar level is.

Alexander and his wife, Wanda, had a business buying and selling diabetic strips, a perfectly legitimate business. The police believe they were lured to a warehouse by Lee Earnest Curry, 24, who they say shot them both.

Wanda Alexander was shot several times in her face and torso but survived.

Picture source: Karl101