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Three shot in Enfield

Posted December 1, 2011

— Three men were found shot in a parking lot in the Halifax County town of Enfield last week, police said Wednesday.

Lt. Jerry Powell said that officers on a routine patrol heard gunshots shortly before midnight Nov. 23 and discovered three men who had been shot in the parking lot of 301 Market, 521 S. McDaniel St. Officers also saw a man running from the scene.

Police identified the shooting victims as Joshue Medina, 24, of Roanoke Rapids, Donovan Sylvonte Williams, 28, and Jermel Markell Nicholson, 25, of Enfield. Two men remained in fair condition at Pitt Memorial Hospital Wednesday, while one had been treated and released.

Investigators found several weapons at the scene and a "large amount" of drugs and cash in the vehicles that Medina and Nicholson had driven, Powell said.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the identity of the man who fled the scene is asked to call Enfield police at 252-445-5122 or Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252-583-4444. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.

Medina has been convicted in an April 2010 shooting in Roanoke Rapids that left a man injured.

State Department of Correction records show he was originally charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, but convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to five years' probation.


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  • msgtlen Dec 1, 2011


  • Near.the.RIVER Dec 1, 2011

    ~~~~~~~~~Investigators found several weapons at the scene and a "large amount" of drugs and cash in the vehicles that Medina and Nicholson had driven, Powell said.~~~~~~~

    NOT IN JAIL!!!! what lawyer do they have?????

    FREE DRUGS and MONEY!! what a JOKE~~~~!!!!

  • hunter38 Dec 1, 2011

    To kota29473: I agree 100 percent. Same thing happened to me....hospital harassed and called my home constantly until "I" paid what workers comp should have.....gee wonder if these clowns have to pay their bills? or do "I" have to pay again. If you are an illegal alien or a worthless drug dealing parasite....you have it made in America

  • kota29473 Dec 1, 2011

    I know wral wont give me my say,BUT WHOS FOOTING THE MED BILLS for these guys?Oh yeah its job related,maybe workmens comp???My wife got hurt while working,Workmens comp,Blue Cross,Wont help pay till the other gives the go ahead.yeah right!!The mistake she made was WORKING.I told her to quit teaching,and sell guns and dope.

  • dimon Dec 1, 2011

    Hmmm... how ironic is that?? Shots fired, weapons, 3 men shot, and drugs you do the math!

  • twc Dec 1, 2011

    How moronic is a sentence of probation for a crime such as Medina had? What good did probation do? Probably got him a job that he could use as a cover.

  • hunter38 Dec 1, 2011

    dilligaf- drug deal gone bad.

    Nope...drug deal gone good....but now we have to pay their hospital bills

  • kbrianf Dec 1, 2011

    How do you intentionally shoot someone and only get probation as did Mr.(Funky Cold) Medina?

  • country4ever Dec 1, 2011

    Drug deal gone bad....

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 1, 2011

    No arrest been made with all those drugs and money? Ya would think someone got to be charged with that.