Gaston man charged with murder

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCT) – A Gaston man is charged with murder.

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department arrested 19-year-old Keon Montreal Manning Wednesday morning around 9:30 a.m. Deputies with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office assisted in Manning’s arrest.

His arrest follows a motor vehicle collision at 7 p.m. Tuesday night at the intersection of Monroe Street and Preston Street. Officers responding to the scene found a victim with gunshot wounds and transported him to the hospital by Halifax County EMS. He was pronounced dead.

It’s believed that the victim was shot in the 100 block of Monroe Street and left the scene in a vehicle before he hit a parked vehicle at the intersection of Monroe and Preston.

If you have any information about the incident, you’re asked to contact Capt. B.L. Martin with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department 252-533-2820 or Halifax County Crime Stoppers 252-583-4444.

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