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Third Arrest Made in Scotland Neck Shooting

Posted August 3, 2007

— Police have arrested a third person in a fatal shooting last weekend in Halifax County.

Tony Shields is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

One man was killed and three others were wounded Saturday during a shootout outside a gas station in Scotland Neck.

Waddell Christopher Johnson is charged with murder in the shooting death of Mack Moody.

After the slaying, Johnson fired at law enforcement officers in three different locations before being shot in the leg, authorities said. Hobgood Police Chief Joe Williams was struck in the leg by a ricocheting bullet in one of those shootouts.

Adam Dickens was arrested Saturday and charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with shots fired at Moody.

Police said Shields also shot at the vehicle Moody was in before Johnson shot Moody.


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  • cryinshame Aug 3, 2007

    officers need more practice at the gun range , lets shoot to kill when being fired on, saves a whole lot of taxpayers money that way...... when your fired on you have the right to kill who's firing on you as far as im concerned.

  • Nancy Aug 3, 2007

    Crime always increases with the temperatures, but this is getting out of control.

    How about you throw all these gun toting fools into a steel walled room, with guns, and let them have at each other.

    This is insane.

  • Rocknhorse Aug 3, 2007

    It seems the punks are everywhere. I wish the officer a speedy recovery from his gsw.

  • skinnycow Aug 3, 2007

    Sounds like something in a movie, perhaps "Face Off." Now hoping justice will be served.