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A Littleton man and Garysburg man have been charged in a Tuesday shooting death, according to the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office.

Captain Patrick Jacobs said in a statement this evening that the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office today served warrants to Armel Markis Sommerville, 19, of Littleton. He faces charges of first-degree murder and discharging a weapon in the city limits in the shooting death of 23-year-old Raheem Scott of Garysburg. The crime occurred shortly before 5 p.m. at West Wynn Mobile Home Park in Garysburg.

In the gallery, from left: Sommerville and Johnson

Also charged today with a count of first-degree murder and accessory after the fact to first-degree murder was 21-year-old Jeffrey Gerard Johnson Jr. of Garysburg. Sergeant W. Whitley of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office served the warrants to Johnson.

Both men were jailed without opportunity for bond and have district court appearances set for April 22.

Jacobs said around 5 p.m. the sheriff’s office and Garysburg Police Department responded to the trailer park after receiving a call a person had been shot. Investigation determined Scott died from multiple gunshot wounds.

“I’m thankful we were able to promptly obtain warrants on the primary subjects involved in this senseless murder,” Sheriff Jack Smith said. “I would like to thank the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division for their hard work and dedication in this case. I would also like to thank the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Garysburg Police Department for their assistance in this case.”

Said Smith: “It is unfortunate that this young man lost his life and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. The sheriff’s Office will continue to work closely together with other agencies such as in this case.”

Jacobs said the case remains under investigation.