One man involved in two separate Elizabeth City shootings

Posted at 11:17 PM, Dec 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-26 06:37:32-05

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Elizabeth City Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for two separate shootings that occurred on Christmas Day.

The first shooting happened 12 p.m. in the 700 block of Brooks Avenue. When officers arrived, they found several bullet casings on the ground near a residence in that location.

Kevin Lassiter

Kenneth Lassiter

A few minutes later, they received a call about a gunshot victim in the Albemarle Sentara Hospital emergency room.

Officials then drove to the hospital and learned the victim, 21-year-old Kevin White, was shot in the leg. He was treated and released by the hospital in the same day.

The second shooting took place a few hours later.

Around 2 p.m., while officers were still investigating the first incident, they were called to reports of gun fire in the 400 block of East Church Street.

When they arrived, more bullet casings were in the parking lot of a funeral home.

That’s when officers received another call from Albermarle Sentara Hospital about a second gunshot victim in the emergency room.

When officers arrived, they found out the victim was 25-year-old Jevon Hughes. Hughes was also suffering from a non-life threatening injury to leg.

The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Kenneth Lassiter, was spotted a few minutes later hiding in the bushes on East Church Drive.

Lassiter was arrested and charged with two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and one count of Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

He is currently sitting in Albermarle District Jail with a bond set for $1,020,000.

Police still need your help with their investigation. If you know anything about these two shootings call the Pasquotank County Crime line at 252-335-5555.