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Suspect in fatal shooting arrested

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By Thadd White
Bertie Ledger-Advance

Friday, January 18, 2019

WINDSOR — One of two suspects wanted in the Jan. 6 shooting death of an Edenton man has been arrested in Franklin, Virginia, the Bertie County sheriff says.

Tywan Jonshea’ Outlaw, 28, is charged with being an accessory after the fact in the shooting death of Rayshon Carter, 36, Bertie Sheriff John Holley said.

The suspect charged with shooting Carter, meanwhile, remains at large.

Holley has identified Carter’s alleged shooter as 29-year-old Jashawn De’Andre Brown. Warrants charge Brown, also known as “Southside,” with murder as well as failure to appear on charges of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and assault by pointing a gun.

According to law enforcement officials, Carter was shot multiple times while attending a birthday party at the Midway Community Building on Jan. 6. Carter was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville where he succumbed to his wounds.

Carter was employed by Le Bleu Water Distributors. 

Law enforcement officials have described Brown as a black male, 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighing 170 pounds. He’s believed to be a member of the Bloods street gang. Records show he has previous convictions for assault inflicting serious bodily injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault on a female.

Holley said Brown should be “considered armed and dangerous at all times, and should be approached with extreme caution.”

Holley said investigators in his office are working with the State Bureau of Investigation on the probe of Carter’s shooting.

“We are asking anyone who attended the party the night of the incident to come forward,” he said.

Investigators are also asking anyone with information about Brown’s whereabouts to contact the Bertie Sheriff’s Office at 252-794-5330, Holley at 252-724-1681, or Lt. Matt Roebuck at 252-325-3350.

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