The victim, Sequan Flemming, was rushed to a hospital by family members and was pronounced dead by medical staff, Sheriff Wes Tripp said in a statement. Flemming was 20.
Deputies responded to the shooting call around 6 p.m. and developed Matthew James Scott as the alleged suspect.
Tripp declined to discuss motive in a statement and by telephone this morning.
He did say Scott, who is considered armed and “extremely dangerous,” frequents the Roanoke Rapids area.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Scott is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 252-583-8201 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.