Man arrested in EC shooting


From staff reports

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Elizabeth City police have arrested a Hertford man in connection with a shooting incident that sent an Elizabeth City man to the hospital Saturday night.

Khalil Mabine, 18, of the 100 block of Wynne Fork Court, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, Sgt. Latoya Flanigan said in a press release. Mabine was being held Sunday at Albemarle District Jail in lieu of a $50,000 secured bond, she said.

Mabine is accused of shooting Jermaine Armstrong following what Flanigan said was “some type of child custody dispute” at Armstrong’s residence in the 300 block of Dyer Street. Armstrong, 24, was treated for a non-threatening gunshot wound to his lower left leg and foot and released from Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, Flanigan said.

According to Flanigan, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of West Church Street and South Dyer Street on Saturday about 8:40 p.m. When they arrived, they found shell casings in the 300 block of South Dyer Street. Not long afterward, they received a report that a gunshot victim — Armstrong — had shown up at Sentara Albemarle.

Flanigan said police have learned that Mabine and his girlfriend went to Armstrong’s residence, and while there got into a physical altercation with him and his family over a child custody matter. During the altercation, Mabine fired several shots from a handgun, striking Armstrong, Flanigan said.

No one was at the scene when police arrived. Mabine, who had taken his girlfriend to the hospital for treatment following the incident, was arrested there by police, Flanigan said.    


Mabine was scheduled to make his appearance in court today.