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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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