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Man shot to death in Elizabeth City during home invasion

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Oct 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-20 15:45:32-04

Elizabeth City, NC – Police in Elizabeth City are now investigating after they say a man was shot and killed over the weekend. They say this happened at around 5:45 a.m. at 311 Harney Street.

They’ve identified the victim as 38-year-old Willie James, Jr. After he was shot in the upper torso, he ran from Harney Street to a home on Maple Street.

James was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk where he later died.

Police have investigated and they say it appears to have been a home invasion. They are talking to persons of interest right now but they’re not revealing the names of those individuals.

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Elizabeth City Police Department at (252) 335-4321 or the Crime Line at (252) 335-5555.