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Crews Drain Pond to Look for Evidence in Shooting Case

Posted December 27, 2007

— Crews were using four pumps to drain a retention pond behind a Wal-Mart in Wilson Thursday to look for evidence in a recent shooting case.

Derrick Davis, 26, was shot and killed early Christmas morning, but authorities said it appeared to be an accidental shooting. Authorities would not say what they were looking for in the pond Thursday.

Davis ran out of gas in the parking lot of a Kangaroo gas station and was in the vehicle with two men at about 4:30 a.m. when he was shot, authorities said. While the men were waiting for someone to pick them up, a gun was fired and Davis was hit, authorities said.

Police have not released the identities of the two men in the car with him or where on the body Davis was shot.


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  • slappyh99 Dec 27, 2007

    Must be a REAL slow news day for WRAL to keep a truck in Wilson, do at least two (maybe more) live broadcasts just to tell everyone about a pond being drained. At one point I think there was a news helicopter in the area. Not sure if that was WRAL's.

  • wyheel Dec 27, 2007

    hey did that water go to waste?????