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Wilson slaying under investigation

Posted January 5, 2011

— Police on Wednesday were investigating a Tuesday night shooting that left a Wilson man dead.

Officers responding to a reported shooting shortly after 8 p.m. found Omar Shariff Harris, 38, had been shot dead in his home, at 3913 Raspberry Drive, police said.

A woman in the home at the time was assaulted during the incident, police said.

Investigators were following leads and collecting evidence on Wednesday.

Anyone with information about the slaying is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.


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  • wildcat Jan 5, 2011

    I live right beside of him. He was a great neighbor. Its shocking of course to what has happen.

  • Phil in Wilson Jan 5, 2011

    Man.......what is with all the recent shooting in Wilson County???

  • jdorsey73 Jan 5, 2011

    This is a tragedy, Omar was a wonderful person and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family in this difficult time.

  • simmian72 Jan 5, 2011

    still safer than Rocky Mount. haha

  • dwr1964 Jan 5, 2011

    I wonder if they will have the same intelligence as the Army CID, to investigate this as a possible homicide. That story still gets me.

  • j-lo93 Jan 5, 2011

    i used to live behind this house... glad i moved. scary!