Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a shooting which occurred Sunday morning in the area of Windchase Apartments.
A suspect fired a shotgun into a residence and a victim, who was seated, was struck after a pellet went through a chair and struck them in the rear causing minor injuries, according to Investigator Obert Wiltsie. The victim is OK.
Wiltsie said motive is unclear.
The police department responded around 1:50 a.m.
In a statement Wiltsie said investigators are searching for anyone with information on the person or persons involved. They are encouraged to contact the police department at 252-533-2810 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.
Meanwhile, interim Chief Bobby Martin reported on February 6 at approximately 3:40 p.m., Lieutenant P. Parks was patrolling in the area of Creekside Court when he attempted to stop a vehicle for a violation.
The driver did not immediately stop for Parks and kept traveling down West Tenth Street onto Mills Street. The driver turned onto Carl Street and proceeded to a house where he pulled up.
The driver attempted to get out but Parks secured him in handcuffs.
Parks charged Sequan Carter, 23, of Roanoke Rapids, with no operator’s license, fictitious registration plate, no insurance, and flee to elude arrest.
Officer J. Shelburne and Sergeant T. Tyler assisted. “Proactive patrols in the area helped locate this vehicle with no insurance, valid registration plate and the driver not being licensed,” Martin said in a statement.