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Man found dead with gunshot wounds in Princeville

Posted October 27, 2019 6:24 p.m. EDT

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— Edgecombe County sheriff's deputies found a man dead, apparently of gunshots wounds, Sunday morning after receiving a call.

Deputies found Dakotah Redmond, also known as "Peanut," at 302 Church St. in Princeville around 7 a.m. Detectives want to talk with anyone who saw Redmond Saturday night or early Sunday.

"At this time we will not release further information in the interest of preserving the integrity of the investigation," Sheriff Cleveland “Clee” Atkinson Jr. said in a statement. "We encourage citizens to behave responsibly on social media and not post rumors or unconfirmed information as it taints possible witnesses and ties up deputies following up on tips that are unfounded."

Anyone with information is asked to call 252-641-7911. Callers may remain anonymous.

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