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A Roanoke Rapids man was charged in a shooting this morning which occurred around 8 at a residence on Carolina Rest Home Road.

Chief Deputy Scott Hall of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Detective R.M. Brown discovered the victim did not have life-threatening gunshot wounds. 


Brown learned the location the alleged suspect — Elijah Tyler Thorne, 22 — fled to following the shooting. 

He was taken into custody without trouble at a nearby home and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

He received a $40,000 bond and February 17 court date.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Hall was not immediately available for further comment this afternoon.