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UPDATE: Suspect Charged In Havelock Shooting

Havelock police say the suspect has been charged following a shooting where both the victim and suspect are in the hospital.

It happened around 12:10 p.m at Pine Ridge Apartments on McCotter Boulevard.

Neighbors say an 18-year-old man was shot. Namar Small was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Police tell us the suspect, 22-year-old Jerry Whitfield was sent to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern. He has since been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill and possession of a weapon of mass destruction because he had a sawed off shotgun.

Police say the motive for the shooting appears to be domestic in nature.


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