Man charged in deadly Duplin Co. shooting

KENANSVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A Bladen County man is charged in a deadly Tuesday shooting.

29-year-old Brandon Jerod Swindell is charged with an open count of murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. He’s in the Duplin County Jail under no bond.

His arrest stems from a shooting incident first reported around 7:20 a.m. on Isham-Frederick Road in Magnolia. Deputies responding to the scene found 45-year-old Miguel Baza Hernandez in a ditch suffering from gunshot wounds. He later died.

The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting was the result of a drug deal gone bad.

The isolated incident is still under investigation.

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s