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Police ID man fatally shot

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Police Lt. Darrell Felton (center, facing forward) is shown talking with people near a residence on Peartree Road where a man was found shot to death, Monday.

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From staff reports

Monday, December 4, 2017

Elizabeth City police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in the front yard of a residence on Peartree Road on Monday.

Police identified the dead man as Antonio Daniels, 31, of the 700 block of Herrington Road.

An Elizabeth City Police Department press release Monday evening said officers responded to a “death investigation” in the 1700 block of Peartree Road just before noon Monday.

Police Chief Eddie Buffaloe declined to answer questions about the shooting at the scene. However, he did say investigators were treating the area where the man’s body was found as an active crime scene.

Other than releasing Daniels’ name, police declined to release further information about the shooting Monday evening.

Several neighbors of the address where Daniels’ body was found said Monday afternoon they either weren’t home when the incident happened or had no information about what happened.

City police, meanwhile, are urging anyone with information about Daniels’ shooting death to contact the department at 335-4321 or Crime Line at 335-5555.

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