Bethel police identify man killed in Friday shooting

Bethel police identify man killed in Friday shooting
Published: Feb. 6, 2023 at 11:10 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 6, 2023 at 5:19 PM EST
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BETHEL, N.C. (WITN) - Police have released the name of a man shot and killed on a Bethel street Friday afternoon.

Police Chief William Rhodes says 21-year-old Qua-Jhaun Callands was killed outside a home on West Moore Drive around 2:45 p.m.

The man’s body was lying in the grass near the edge of the street.

Callands’ aunt, Tanasia Borden, says those who knew her nephew called him ‘Quaddy.’

Borden goes on to say he stayed out of trouble, loved music, and leaves behind a 7-month-old son.

“It’s just really wrong what happened to him,” Borden said. “No matter the situation, he never had animosity towards anybody for them to want to kill him.”

So far, no one has been arrested in the town’s first murder since 2019.

On Monday night, Callands’ family held a balloon release and candlelight vigil where the man was gunned down.