Edenton Police investigate shooting


From staff reports

Sunday, January 14, 2018

EDENTON – Police are investigating a shooting Frida evening that left an Edenton man with gunshot wounds to his arm, leg and back.

Police responded to the reported shooting around 8:10 p.m. on 1013 Badham Road where they learned that Dashawn Jamol Leary, 25, of 712 B Johnston Street, was being treated at Vidant-Chowan Hospital for gunshot wounds. Police said Leary's injuries are non-life threatening. He was later flown via medical helicopter to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for further treatment.

Officers collected multiple shell casings at the scene. This shooting does not appear to be random and the victim may have known the offender, police said. 

Investigators are seeking assistance from anyone who may have information about this crime before, during or after the shooting, are asked to call the Edenton Police Department. Your information will be kept confidential. Contact Sergeant Laura Wilkins at 252-482-5144.

Any questions regarding the criminal investigation should be forwarded to Interim Chief Daroyll Brown, Edenton Police Department 252-484-4440.