A Weldon man already facing charges by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office from a Saturday morning shooting, now faces additional counts related to him reportedly firing shots at a vehicle with four occupants Friday night.
Weldon police Chief Chris Davis said this afternoon he does not believe the Friday night shooting was related to the one in which Raheem Deshaun Shearin, 25, was charged with by the sheriff’s office.
Davis said it appears the Friday shooting is related to what he described as a family disagreement, the nature he couldn’t say.
In a statement this afternoon Davis said Sergeant L. Melton was met at the police department Saturday morning shortly after 10:45 by four victims who said they had been shot at on Fewell Avenue around 11:30 the night before.
The vehicle the victims were in was struck by bullets, but no one inside was injured.
Melton determined Shearin was the alleged suspect in the case and warrants were obtained for his arrest on four counts of attempted first-degree murder.
He received a $500,000 secured bond for the Weldon shooting and a July 15 court date.
In the Halifax County shooting Shearin faces charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
That shooting occurred around 8:30 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Eleventh and Elm streets in the Weldon area.
Deputies found a male victim had been shot in the abdomen area.
On Saturday shortly before 2:45 p.m.,Melton responded to a business in the 1500 block of Julian R. Allsbrook Highway about a man who took items from the store without paying.
The man, later identified as Marcus Rogers, 27, of Margaretsville, was last seen heading east on Julian R. Allsbrook.
Melton located him and charged him with misdemeanor larceny after taking him before a magistrate.
He received a $500 unsecured bond and August 11 court date.
On Saturday around 4 p.m Melton was called to the 200 block of Washington Avenue about a person who had their brother in a room and wouldn’t let him out.
Melton discovered a male juvenile victim had several lacerations on his neck under the chin from what Davis described this afternoon as a knife. The juvenile was transported to Vidant North Hospital by Halifax County EMS and then to a trauma unit.
Melton located Shi'Keese Quartey Harvey, 18, of Weldon.
Melton placed Harvey under arrest and he was taken before a Halifax County magistrate after his physical and mental condition was evaluated at Vidant North Hospital.
Harvey was charged with attempted first-degree murder and received a $100,000 secured bond with a July 1 court date.
The Halifax County Sheriff's Office and North Carolina State Highway Patrol assisted.