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Roanoke Rapids man accused of shooting girlfriend in head

Posted November 20, 2013
Updated November 21, 2013

Joshua Tristan Arrington

— A Roanoke Rapids man faces charges of attempted murder after Halifax County authorities say he shot his girlfriend in the head.

Joshua Tristan Arrington, 30, was jailed without bond Wednesday night on two counts of attempted murder as well as charges of discharging a weapon into occupied property and injury to personal property.

Authorities say Arrington's girlfriend, whose identity was not released, was shot while driving away from a home on Sedum Lane, just outside of Roanoke Rapids, with her 7-year-old son in the car. He was not injured.

Sheriff's investigators said she and Arrington had been arguing.

The woman was able to call 911, authorities said. She was treated and released from an an undisclosed hospital Wednesday night.


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  • landonsgrampa Nov 21, 2013

    This guy needs to be locked up forever. This lady, needs to go to Church, if she doesn't already. Obviously, there is something more in life that she is supposed to do. Let's hope that something is a good something.

  • scubagirl2 Nov 21, 2013

    WOW! shot in the head, treated and released.......don't get much luckier than that!

  • bdu4dals2 Nov 21, 2013

    Cage him up and leave him there......but I'm sure some ambulance chaser will plead it down so he gets another crack at shooting someone else.

  • lets_b_real79 Nov 21, 2013

    This guy could possibly be the father. No telling what happened to make him angry enough or crazy enough to shoot in a car while a child was there.

  • peace2u Nov 21, 2013

    Let's hope she learned to be more discriminating in her choice of boyfriends! Too bad her little boy had to witness this.