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Man charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping after Edgecombe County shooting

The incident happened on Highway 43, near Faith Baptist Church Road.

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Dari Johnson
PINETOPS, N.C. — One person died and another was injured in a shooting in Edgecombe County on Tuesday night.

Deputies responded to a call of someone being shot and a crash on Highway 43, near Faith Baptist Church Road in Pinetops, around 5:15 p.m.

When they arrived, they found a truck wrecked and two people shot.

The male victim, Darrion Williams, died as a result of his injuries. Deputies said the unidentified female victim was in stable condition on Wednesday.

Dari Johnson was charged with first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree kidnapping.

He is at the Edgecombe County Detention Center under no bond.


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