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Man arrested in shooting death on Roanoke Island

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Posted at 8:38 AM, Jul 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-26 13:36:14-04

Dare Co., NC – A man has been arrested in an early-morning shooting death in Dare County.

At 1 a.m.Dare County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of shots fired on Fernando Street on Roanoke Island.

Upon their arrival, deputies found a shooting victim and a suspect.

Dare EMS responded and transported the shooting victim to The Outer Banks Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Deputies arrested 48-year-old Edgar Govan of 708 Fernando Street in Manteo. He is currently being held on a Murder charge at the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of a $300,000 bond.

The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Steven Craig Stewart Jr. of the 600 block of Fernando Street in Manteo, according to Chief Deputy Steve Hoggard.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they are released.