Magnolia, N.C. — Sampson County sheriff's deputies were searching Sunday for a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Magnolia Saturday afternoon.
Deputies responding to 33 Garcie Family Lane about 4:30 p.m. found Margarito Perez-Lopes. CPR was performed by bystanders, but Perez-Lopez died on the scene.
Deputies said Perez-Lopez was involved in a verbal argument with another man when gunfire erupted. The suspect fled the scene in a small brown passenger van, heading toward Duplin County.
Witnesses identified the suspect as Noe Garcia Luna, 45. He is described as a white male of Hispanic decent, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds, deputies said.
A warrant for Luna's arrest was issued Sunday.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sampson County Sheriff's Office at 910-592-4141.