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POLICE: Autopsy says Farmville man shot to death

Melvin Waller
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Published: Dec. 15, 2016 at 6:12 AM EST
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Police say an autopsy shows that a Farmville man who was found early Thursday had been shot to death.

Police Chief Donnie Greene says officers found Melvin Waller, 45, in the grass near the Farmville Housing Complex around 12:45 a.m. Thursday.

Police were responding to a shots fired call when they found Waller unresponsive. They performed CPR on the man, but he later died at Vidant Medical Center.

The chief says the autopsy shows Waller was shot once on the left side.

Police said at first they weren't sure how Waller died, and were awaiting on the autopsy results.

Chief Greene said some 5-10 shell casings were found in the area.

They are asking anyone with information on the homicide to please come forward.


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The man who is the subject of a homicide investigation overnight in Farmville has been identified.

Police Chief Donnie Greene confirms that his officers found Melvin Waller, 45, in the grass near the Farmville Housing Complex around 12:45 a.m.

Police were responding to a shots fired call when they found Waller unresponsive. They performed CPR on the man, but he later died at Vidant Medical Center.

Chief Greene says they are unsure if the man had been shot.

Waller lived in Farmville, but not at the housing complex, according to the chief.

Police say they do believe his death is related to the shots fired call and are waiting for an autopsy to figure out how he died.

The chief said they found between five and 10 shell casings in the area, and witnesses tell them they didn't see anyone when they heard gunfire.

Greene says they are running into problems with people coming forward with information, and remind everyone that no matter how small the tip that it would help them.

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