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Roanoke Rapids man arrested in shooting death

Posted November 24, 2009 5:41 p.m. EST

— A Roanoke Rapids man has been charged with murder in a shooting Thursday at P & J Drive, according to the Halifax County sheriff’s office.

Clyde Williams, 28, was being held without bond at the Halifax County jail on Tuesday.

Authorities said Williams exchanged words with Christopher "Re-run" Ponton, 29, of Roanoke Rapids, before shooting him at close range in a parking area at Ponton’s residence.

Williams was also shot during the altercation.

The investigation is ongoing.