Arrest made after man killed in daytime double shooting in Roanoke Rapids, police say

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ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCN) – Police say they have made an arrest after a man was killed in a double shooting Sunday morning in Roanoke Rapids, according to a news release.

Officers responded to the 1000 block of Burton Street around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. They found a man who had been shot several times. That victim, identified as 40-year-old Edward Leon High, died at the scene, Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Bobby Martin said in the release.

A second man had also been shot. He was taken to a hospital. Police did not have information on his condition.

Sunday afternoon, police said  Jimmy E. Jones III, 35, of the Roanoke Rapids area was charged in the shooting.

Jones is charged with murder, going armed to the terror of the people, two counts of discharge a weapon into an occupied dwelling, possession of a firearm by a felon, and discharge a weapon in the city limits.

Jones is being held without bond.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 252-533-2810 or Halifax County CrimeStoppers at 252-583-4444.

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