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Spring Lake officials searching for suspect after shooting death of 62-year-old man

Posted May 17, 2018 10:10 a.m. EDT
Updated May 17, 2018 12:59 p.m. EDT

— Police are searching for a suspect they believe is responsible for the May 1 shooting death of a 62-year-old man.

Detectives have identified Joseph Davone Murchison, 24, as a suspect in the death of Winfred Alfonza Worthy and are actively searching for him.

Murchison is described as a black man who stands 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 300 pounds. Murchison has ties to Fayetteville and Goldsboro.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Wilkerson at 910-436-0350.

On May 1, police were dispatched to Worthy's home at 604 Mont Drive around 3:30 p.m. to a reports of shots fired. Officers found Worthy near the road in front of his home, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.