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Roanoke Rapids man charged with shooting relative

Posted October 12, 2011

— A man has been charged with shooting a family member during a fight outside Roanoke Rapids Sunday, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

Sgt. R. Keeton said that Dashawn Moore got into a fight with a relative in the Carolina Rest Home Road area. He pulled out a gun, pointed it toward several relatives and fired, injuring one person, Keeton said.

The victim, whose identity wasn't released, was in serious condition Tuesday.

Moore surrendered to authorities Monday and was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and three counts of assault by pointing a gun.

He was released from jail under a $50,000 unsecured bond. His first court date was set for Dec. 7.


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  • robjustrob Oct 12, 2011

    What the fire truck!?!? You can post $50K and walk free again for attempted murder?

  • UPTOP Oct 12, 2011

    This guy had a bond ?

  • da Brute Oct 12, 2011

    This is ludicrous!!! Shoot someone and out of jail?!

  • dimon Oct 12, 2011

    All i can say to this is a very Hot MESS!!!

  • dwallace9392 Oct 12, 2011

    He needs to be locked up for a very long time!!!!! If he do not care about his own family,what would he do to the rest of us? Lock him up now before he kills someone.

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 12, 2011

    Some one actually got him out of jail? That in it self is a problem. He'll end up killing someone before it over.

  • rmsmith Oct 12, 2011

    Thank goodness for the CCW permit so we can protect our families from evil creatures like this

  • chattycat Oct 12, 2011

    Another one! What a surprise. Why do some classes feel they are above the law?

  • toofarout Oct 12, 2011

    Now you know this wasn't the first time he's pulled a gun on someone but to shoot your own relative? What is this world coming to???