Second Arrest Made In Halifax County Triple Shooting

Halifax County deputies have made a second arrest in a triple shooting that left one man dead and two others wounded.

Brandon Watson was arrested in Raleigh after a Crime Stoppers tip.

The shooting happened last Saturday around 12:05 a.m. at a home on Ward Drive outside of Roanoke Rapids. Antonio Mills was shot twice and killed during a struggle after two men came into his home. Two other men, Elton Mills and Tony Sessoms, were also shot.

Already arrested was Lester Kearney. Both men are facing charges of murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill, possession of a firearm by a felon and shooting into an occupied dwelling. They have a March 2nd court date.

Deputies say they believe the shootings were drug related.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2011 at 02:15 PM
    Too bad the world will always have TRASH in it.
  • by FedUp Location: Greenville on Jan 31, 2011 at 10:31 AM
    Brutal, but that is a good suggestion!
  • by J.D. Location: Eastern N.C. on Jan 31, 2011 at 08:11 AM
    One more genuis off the streets. Another big man hiding benind a gun. Put drugs on every street corner and you will stop all the drug related killings like this. Give away drugs and you will keep bums like this from breaking in to your house. Take the money out of drugs and there won't be a drug problem any more. Give it away and let all the drug users overdose and be done with them.
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