ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) — A woman was hit by a stray bullet while inside her Rocky Mount home Saturday afternoon, police said.
The incident was reported around 1:15 p.m. in the 400 block of Marigold Street, according to a Rocky Mount police news release.
“When officers arrived, they located the victim, who was inside her residence when a projectile entered the residence, striking the victim,” the release said.
The woman was taken to UNC Nash for treatment.
“The projectile came from the adjoining residence, which is a connected duplex,” police said. “Officers conducted a protective sweep of the adjacent home and discovered firearms and a spent shell casing.”
Billy Artis Jr., 35, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and shooting into an occupied dwelling.
Police said Artis negligently mishandled a firearm.
He was held at the Edgecombe County Detention facility on a $5,000 secured bond. The woman’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, police said.