RALEIGH— Hurricane Irene is forecast to impact the North Carolina coast Saturday, bringing heavy rain and high winds that could fell trees and damage property. The N.C. Forest Service is encouraging people to be safe when using chain saws to clean up debris after Irene.
Thursday evening there was a fatal shooting at a Coats Circle apartment in Benson, NC.
20 year old Montay Lashawn Murphy ("Loonie Toon") was shot and killed Thursday night about 9:20PM at the Coats Circle Apartments off of Honeycutt St.
According to the Benson Police Department, Mr Murphy was shot three times in the torso and was pronounced dead at Johnston Medical Center - Smithfield. They have a suspect in custody.
Town Manager, Matt Zapp, stated " Events of this nature are shocking to a community like Benson. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim. The Benson Police Department responded immediately to the call and are working diligently to locate any and all parties involved in this case."
If you have any information please contact the Benson Police Department at 919-894-2091.