Pitt County teen arrested for Ahoskie shootings

Published 2:53 pm Thursday, December 8, 2022

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AHOSKIE – A 17-year-old juvenile from Pitt County stands charged with shooting two Ahoskie teens on Dec. 3.

Ahoskie Police Chief said the male juvenile was taken into secured custody shortly before 9 p.m. on Wednesday at a residence in Grimesland. That arrest was made by Pitt County Sheriff’s deputies and Ahoskie Police officers.

Asbell said the shooting suspect is charged on a juvenile petition with two counts of attempted murder.

The suspect is currently being held at a juvenile detention facility in Pitt County pending court proceedings.

When asked of what connection the Pitt County teen had to Ahoskie, Asbell stated, “This is an ongoing investigation. I thank my investigators for all the hours they have put in since Dec. 3 in an effort to find the person responsible. They have worked around the clock since that time.”

At the outset of that investigation, Asbell stated he felt the two shootings were connected. It’s now known that both Ahoskie teens were at the same location in the 900 block of East First Street when the shots were fired. One of the teens was found there, while the other apparently walked to a residence, located nearby on Hill Street, where he was found.

Both victims were transported to ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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