NEW DETAILS: JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – WNCT continues to follow a Jacksonville shooting that left one man dead and another injured.
Sheriff Hans Miller says it happened after an argument during a drug deal at a home on Murrill Hill road early Monday morning. .
He says 22-year-old Delman Dixon was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed 31-year-old Quinn Everette.
The sheriff says both men shot at each other. Dixon was injured and deputies found Everette dead on the scene when they arrived.
“my son was murdered,” said Ella Mae Pompey, mother of Quinn Everette.
Sheriff Miller says Monday’s shooting happened because of a fight during a drug deal.
“One party felt that he was shorted by the other party and that’s how the argument started,” said Sheriff Miller.
Everette’s mom says she wasn’t notified for hours until after her son’s death.
She says her family learned the news from word on the street.
“Your son is dead, I just fell right out,” said Ella Mae Pompey.
Dixon was also shot in the incident in what appeared to be his left arm.
It was bandaged during his first appearance Tuesday in Onslow County District Court where he is charged only with possession of a firearm by a felon.
“Both individuals shot at each other because of a drug deal, both individuals did not have the lawful authority to carry a fire arm,” said Sheriff Miller.
The sheriff’s office says while Dixon was acting in self-defense, both men have an extensive rap sheet of previous drug charges.
Everette’s stepfather says the family believes Dixon should face harsher charges.
“I been right there trying to be a backbone for my wife, which is Quinn’s mother, they feel like that charge is really not a charge after you took a person’s life,” said Joseph Pompey.
Dixon posted a $5,000 bond and he could face additional federal charges.
Everette’s mother told WNCT he’s a father to three children.
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – There are new details in a shooting in Jacksonville that left one man injured and another man dead.
Sheriff Hans Miller says deputies were called to a shooting on Murrill Hill Road early Monday morning. He says the shooting was the result of an argument surrounding a drug deal.
Sheriff Miller says 22-year-old Delman Dixon was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed 31-year-old Quinn Everette.
The sheriff says both men shot at each other and Dixon was injured. Deputies found Everette dead on the scene when they arrived.
“I fainted, I fell down and I was crying, and I said, ‘My baby is gone. My baby [is] dead. Who killed my baby,’” explained Ella Mae Pompey, mother of victim.
Dixon appeared in court Tuesday morning. He’s not facing murder charges, but is charged for possession of a firearm by a felon.
The sheriff’s office is looking into any additional charges. Dixon’s bond was set at $5,000.