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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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