New Bern man’s brother charged with shooting him in the leg

Leroy Bryant

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – A man is jailed following a Thursday morning shooting incident in New Bern.

It happened just before 7 a.m. in the 800 block of Clark Avenue.

Officers responding to the scene found the victim, James Bryant, suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. He was transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center for treatment.

Police arrested 59-year-old Leroy Bryant, the victim’s brother, at the scene. He’s charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Inflicting Serious Injury, Discharging a Firearm in City Limits, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. He was placed under a $100,000 secured bond ahead of a first appearance in Craven County District Court.


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