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Roanoke Rapids police confirmed this evening a suspect is in custody who is reportedly connected to a murder which occurred in September on Franklin Street.

Chief Chuck Hasty did not have full details but did confirm an arrest has been made.

The murder occurred the evening of September 29 in the area of West Tenth and Vance and Franklin streets.

Hasty said at the time the police department received a call at approximately 9:30 p.m. of shots fired.

When officers arrived they were flagged down and told about a person with gunshot wounds lying between two vacant residences.

The victim was transported by Halifax County EMS to Halifax Regional. While at the hospital the victim died from wounds they sustained.