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The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Friday arrested a Weldon man in connection with an April 27, 2019, shooting death based on warrants drawn by the Weldon police department.

Chief Christopher Davis said in a statement that Jada Jermaine Aubsy, 21, was charged Friday with first-degree murder and discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling in the shooting death of Derrick Lamont Shearin, who was 38 at the time of his death.


Sergeant T. Mason obtained the warrants after receiving recent information on the case, Davis said this morning.

Ausby was jailed without opportunity for bond and has an October 13 court date.

Davis said that perhaps Ausby and Shearin were acquainted.

The police chief said the Shearin family has assisted investigators throughout the case. “I want to thank the Shearin family for their help. They’ve been very cooperative throughout the investigation.”

In the statement Davis thanked the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Halifax County Probation Office, the sheriff's office, “and all the officers here at Weldon Police Department that helped with this investigation. This case is still being further investigated at this time and more details will be released when they are available.”

At the time of the shooting the police department said it received a call shortly before 12:15 a.m. that a person had been shot and killed in the 100 block of East Seventh Street.

Officers located shell casings from an undetermined type of weapon outside and located the victim inside.