Deputies: Argument Leads To Deadly Shooting

Halifax County deputies say an argument led to a deadly shooting early Sunday morning.

According to deputies 20-year-old James Cotton III and 18-year-old Alden Ruth Jr. got into an argument outside a residence on Gallberry Road in Scotland Neck.

Deputies say Cotton was shot and killed. Ruth has been arrested and charged with the murder. He was placed in jail under no bond.

Deputies say it's unclear on what the argument was about at this time.

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