Gaston man murdered

Published 10:40 am Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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GASTON – The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has launched a homicide investigation after a Gaston man was shot to death on Monday afternoon.

In a press release sent this morning (Tuesday), NCSO Captain Patrick Jacobs said 30-year-old Ricky Lamar Douglas Jr. died as the result of suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

Jacobs stated that Northampton Sheriff’s deputies responded at approximately 5 p.m. on Monday to a shooting that occurred outside of Gaston on Warner Bridge Road. Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased male subject, later identified as Douglas, laying in the front yard of a residence.

This case is being investigated as a homicide and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office at 252-534-2611 or Crime Stoppers at 252-534-1110.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office with this investigation.

Jacobs stated that no further information will be released at this time.