Pinetops Residents React To Police Officer Connection To Murder Case

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Residents in the town of Pinetops in Edgecombe County are reacting after a part time police officer there, Christopher Amyx, was named as a person of interest in the shooting death of Jonathan Schipper.

Schipper is the Mid-Atlantic Christian University student found dead in his Elizabeth City dorm over the weekend. Pinetops officials tell WITN Christopher Amyx worked 2 days a month there since may.

Brittany Creamer talked to residents about the latest developments. Sunday evening is when police were called to Mid-Atlantic Christian University where they found sophomore Jonathan Schipper dead from a gunshot wound to the head. The Elizabeth City Police Department says officers also found Christopher Amyx at the scene. Authorities say 23 year old Amyx, who was also a student at the university , is also an auxiliary police officer in Pinetops.

Now residents of Pinetops are concerned that Amyx has been identified as a person of interest.
"It makes you feel real nervous if they can be a part of something like that and their job is to protect you, " said concerned mother Charmaine McDowell. "It makes you feel like what type of stuff do they do when their off the clock? It should be the same as when they are on the clock their sworn officers."

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