Homicide investigation underway

Published 10:42 am Sunday, December 17, 2023

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GARYSBURG – The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has launched a homicide investigation after a Weldon man was found shot on the side of the road.

Northampton deputies were dispatched shortly at 1:16 p.m. on Saturday (Dec. 16) to the area of Highway 301 outside of Garysburg, NC in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival, deputies located a male on the side of the highway that had sustained numerous gunshots to his upper body. The victim is identified as 25 year-old Eric Kendall of Weldon. He was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Anyone with information on the person(s) responsible for this homicide is encouraged to contact Northampton County Sheriff’s Office at 252-534-2611

or Northampton Crime Stoppers at www.northamptoncountycrimestoppers.org/