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Man killed in Thanksgiving shooting at Henderson church

Posted November 23, 2012

— A 28-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday night at United Prayer of Faith Holiness Church on Miriam Street in Henderson, police said. 

Officers responding to a shooting call about 10 p.m. found Barry Wilkerson, of Nicholas Street, with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

No other information about the shooting was immediately available, but police said no church-related activities were going on at the time of the shooting. An investigation is under way. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925. Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $2,000 for information that leads to arrests.

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  • kermit60 Nov 26, 2012

    "If there was no gun around there would have been no shooting."

    Haven't we been trying this for the last 30 years with drugs? Hasn't worked out real well has it.

  • Bartmeister Nov 23, 2012

    More guns needed to protect.

  • working for deadbeats Nov 23, 2012

    "We do know one circumstance for sure. If there was no gun around there would have been no shooting."

    Very profound and you're right, but there would have been a stabbing, axing, or running over with a car.

  • areyououtofyourmind Nov 23, 2012

    "If there was no gun around there would have been no shooting."

    Nope, there would have been a stabbing...

  • Skywatch_NC Nov 23, 2012

    "Since we don't know the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Skywatch_NC"

    We do know one circumstance for sure. If there was no gun around there would have been no shooting.

    Can't blame the gun ...its the person holding the gun.

  • hitider Nov 23, 2012

    Oh yes!! Let's say that if there were no guns there there would have been no shooting. Wonderfully brilliant. That line of reasoning would also say that if you are in a corner and someone is coming at you with an axe and you only have a gun, if you did not shoot, there would still be no shooting. Brilliant!

  • CharmedLife Nov 23, 2012

    Very sad thing to happen on Thanksgving. People just don't stop and think anymore. Sometimes it seems as if they don't care about how their action(s) will have on those they love. Becoming a more common thing nowadays.

  • bywnda Nov 23, 2012

    ProzacDispenser putting 1 and 1 together you might be right. The Henderson paper has a name. The NCDOC list drugs as a previous crime. Hmm. Sad never the less. RIP

  • what the........ Nov 23, 2012

    So since there were no church services going on, is he the victim or the criminal?

  • Outlaw Josey Wales Nov 23, 2012

    As a resident of Henderson I can say nothing that happens here surprises me anymore.

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