A death investigation is underway after a body was found in Scotland Neck Sunday. Officers are calling the death suspicious.
According to police they got a call around 5 p.m. that a body was found near the front gate of the AirBoss Facility in Scotland Neck. When officers arrived they found a man laying on the road near Grace Street and AirBoss Pkwy with a weapon laying next to him. Police say the man had a single gunshot wound, but they are not saying where on his body at the time.
The body has been identified, but authorities are not releasing the name at this time pending notification of his relatives. The body has been taken to the medical examiner's office in Greenville for an autopsy.