UPDATED: Family Of Sharpsburg Shooting Victim Speaks; One Suspect Arrested

One man is now behind bars, charged in connection to the death of a Wilson 22 year old shot and killed in Sharpsburg on Friday.

Brandon Jones' family says he was shot in the head and arm outside a convenience store.

By the time his parents, Robert and Gerald Jones got to the hospital, doctor's say their son Brandon was brain dead.

On Sunday, they made the difficult decision to take him off life support.

Now, they're trying to move on and want those involved to step forward.

Sharpsburg Police say one arrest has already been made. After a police chase, Terrance Carr was apprehended.

Carr has been charged with accessory before the fact of first degree murder. Authorities also say, more arrests are pending.

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Sharpsburg police say there has been one arrest in Friday night's death of a Wilson man.

Brandon Jones was taken off life support at Pitt County Memorial Hospital Sunday where he later died.

Police say they've charged Terrance Carr with accessory before the fact of first degree murder. He's also charged with felony speed to elude arrest, resisting public officer, careless and reckless driving, felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police spotted Carr driving a motor scooter on Highway 301. He wrecked the scooter and police say he rain away. Officers caught the suspect a block away, using a taser to subdue him.

At the scene, police say a hostile crowd quickly surrounded officers and tried to take money from the suspect. After several verbal warnings to back away, officers say they were forced to pepper spray two women. Police say in the process a two-year-old was accidentally sprayed.

Charged with resisting, obstructing and delaying an officer are Ernestine Lynch and Bertha Jenkins, both of Sharpsburg.

Police say more arrests are pending in the murder of Jones.

The Friday night shooting in Sharpsburg is now a homicide investigation.

The medical examiner's office says Brandon Jones has died. On Sunday his mother had her son taken off life support.

The 22 year-old was shot Friday in Sharpsburg. Gerald Jones says her son was shot in the back of the head Friday night in front of 139 B Street.

Police said Saturday they had several suspects in the shooting.

The mother of Brandon Jones tells WITN that she has taken her son off life support Sunday. "We have said our good-byes. I got a chance to hug and kiss him," Jones said Sunday night from her Sharpsburg home.

"He's been a blessing and joy to us," Jones said. Gerald Jones, the mother of Brandon Jones, says the family decided to donate one of his kidney's to his aunt. "He will live on," Jones said.

Jones says her son was shot in the back of the head Friday night in Sharpsburg in front of 139 B Street.

Police say Brandon Jones along with two others from Wilson went to Sharpsburg looking to confront some people there they had been in a dispute with over the last month or so.

Jones was shot while sitting in a car. Police say Jones was shot multiple times.

His body was moved from B street to Armstrong Drive just a few blocks away where police found him.

Police Chief Bissette says, "Several suspects have been identified and warrants are pending further investigation." No new updates were available Sunday.

Gerald Jones tells WITN that her son called his girlfriend after being shot. "He called his girlfriend and said I have been shot. Come to Sharpsburg," Jones said.

Jones and his girlfriend were expecting his first child and Gerald and Roberts first grandchild.

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Robert Jones, father of the shooting victim Brandon Jones, tells WITN, "We will probably take him off life support tomorrow (Sunday). We left the hospital and his girlfriend is up there with him now."

Police say on Friday Jones was shot in front of 139 B street in Sharpsburg. Police say his body was moved and found on Armstrong Drive.

Jones was taken to Pitt County Memorial in critical condition. Bissette says there has been an ongoing dispute between groups from Wilson and Sharpsburg for months.

He goes on say that Jones has been involved in firearms related incidents in the past.

In a statement Chief Bissette says, "Several suspects have been identified and warrants are pending further investigation."

Robert Jones says he urges the young people in his community to put down the guns. "The guns are real. They are very real. They are not like what you see on TV. Once you shoot somebody with a gun that person is most likely not going to come back next week in a series. They are gone for good," Jones said.

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Robert Jones tells WITN that his son Brandon Jones is brain dead. Robert Jones says his son as of 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon was at Pitt County Memorial Hospital on life support.

"I don't want to bury my son and miracles do happen," said Jones.

The father says his son was shot in the head and underneath his arm with a small caliber gun. "It's so senseless. Our young people have no value for themselves or other people," Jones said.

Just two months ago Brandon Jones was told by his girlfriend of three years that she was pregnant. "He was excited about being a father," Jones said.

Police are asking anyone with information to give them a call.

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Police have now released the name of the victim in the shooting in Sharpsburg. He is 22 year-old Brandon Jones of Wilson.

Police tell WITN he is still listed in critical condition with no improvement overnight. Police say they have several possible suspects and are seeking warrants against them upon further investigation.

If you have any information you are asked to call Police.

The number to the Police station is 252-977-1098.

Below is the News release from the police department followed by the previous story on this shooting:

The victim in this case is Brandon Reid Jones, DOB 07/08/1987, of 1600 Lane Street Wilson NC. Mr. Jones is still listed in critical condition with no improvement overnight. Several suspects have been identified and warrants are pending further investigation. Witnesses are urged to come forward with information. This assault stems from a month long on-going dispute between groups of Sharpsburg and Wilson residents.

On 07/10/2009 at 1934 hrs, Officers of the Sharpsburg Police Department responded to a report of a person with gun shot wounds on Armstrong Drive. Upon arrival, Officers found a black male victim with apparent multiple gun shot wounds. Officers were able to determine that the shooting had just occurred at 139 B Street and that the victim had been moved to Armstrong Drive afterwards. The victim was transported to Pitt Memorial by helicopter. According to medical officials, the victim is suffering from life threatening injuries and was in critical condition at time of transport. The victim’s name is being with held at this time until family members are contacted and notified. There is an ongoing investigation into this case with some suspect information. Members of the community that may have information regarding this case are urged to contact Nash County Communications or any Sharpsburg Police Officer to aid in this investigation.

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The search is on for a shooter in Sharpsburg in Nash County after a shooting there Friday night.

Sharpsburg Police say it happened around 7:30 p.m. at 139 B Street and the suspect then made it to Armstrong Drive.

Police say the victim was suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. He was transported to Pitt Memorial Hospital by helicopter.

According to medical officials, the victim is suffering from life threatening injuries and was in critical condition when he was transported.

Police have not released the victim's identity.

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  • by Tonya Location: Greenville on Jul 17, 2009 at 04:57 PM
    I guess some people not (not singling anyone out) really did miss the point of my comments. Not one time did I ever say it was ok for ANYONE to be shot and killed and not only are the black youth killing each other, shootings happen all over Eastern North Carolina and they aren't just subject to blacks. You know what it's pointless to keep going back and forth. My initial concern was for WITN posting some of these ridiculous comments in the first place. It wasn't only concerns for this family, it was a concern for ALL victims and their families. But I guess SOME people actually missed that.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 17, 2009 at 02:45 AM
    Tad, smad
  • by Bill Location: Washington on Jul 16, 2009 at 09:22 PM
    How can anyone expected to write properly, when WITN said that the suspect rain away.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2009 at 09:09 PM
    kenosha,you say that justice will be served,does that mean that there will be some type of retaliation? If there is no rival then why did you say Wilson will always be on top? I thought Kenosha was in Wisconsin?
  • by kenosha Location: wilson on Jul 16, 2009 at 08:42 AM
    brandon was not looking for trouble and is wasn't a rival between wilson and sharpsburg so before people start talking make sure that you know all the facts. what happend to him was very sad and he was like a brother to me.No one has the right 2 kill anyone he died for no reason at all and my heart goes out to every one in his family. I lost my brother last year he was shot and killed, justice will be served like it or not. wilson will always be on top.
  • by Drop a bomb on Jul 14, 2009 at 06:21 PM
    "what can I say about Sharpsburg, that hasn't already been said about afghanistan. It's bombed out and depleated." We should allow the projects to turn themselves into that slum from New Jack city. At least it would contain it. Just post armed police outside to contain.
  • by Dave on Jul 14, 2009 at 10:54 AM
    This story has fallen to the stage of who cares.
  • by Lee Location: Pitt County on Jul 14, 2009 at 10:50 AM
    Mr.T I agree with you 100%!!!! I may be wrong, but it seems that Tonya is trying to protect the suspect.
  • by very concerned about the welfare Location: rocky mount on Jul 14, 2009 at 08:04 AM
    I would just like to say that the parents are not to blame in fact they have done their jobs. Everybody just needs to pray and hopes this is a lesson learned for the future. God Bless and my prayers will be with the family
  • by mary lou barnhill Location: friend on Jul 14, 2009 at 06:54 AM
    Brandon was raised by two of the most loving and caring parents anyone could ask for. Their hearts are hurting over the death of their child. We all have done things or had our love ones do things we are not proud of. Maybe we are blessed to still have our loved one with us and even better they have realized and changed their ways. Please be carefull of the stones you throw they could come back to hurt you.

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