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Elm City man charged in brother's death

Posted January 19, 2011 5:42 p.m. EST
Updated January 19, 2011 8:30 p.m. EST

— An Elm City man is accused of shooting and killing his brother on Wednesday afternoon, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said.

Charles Robert Hall, 54, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of 61-year-old Emmett Kenneth Hall. 

The shooting happened outside a home at 6110 Sharpe Store Road.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Emmett Hall outside with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Investigators said Charles Hall fled into a nearby wooded area. He was located a short time later with the use of search crews. 

Charles Hall was transported to Wilson Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained during a fight with his brother before the shooting. 

According to neighbors, the brothers were visiting their nephew who lives at the home.