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Edenton murder suspect turns himself in to police

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Posted at 6:59 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 12:11:30-04

EDENTON, N.C. – Police were looking for a suspect in connection with the shooting death of a 51-year-old man.

On Friday police said Edward Devonne Wiggins turned himself in around 6 a.m.

Edward Devonne Wiggins

Police had a warrant for first degree murder for the 36-year-old.

Wiggins’ was believed to be armed and dangerous.

Officers with the Edenton Police Department responded to 215 E. Church Street at 11:20 p.m. on August 23 for a reported shooting.

When they arrived, they found 51-year-old Ronald Taylor of 313 E. Church Street, lying on the sidewalk unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers started CPR on Taylor and he was taken to Vidant Chowan Hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Multiple shell casings were found at the scene and the Elizabeth City Police Department provided a K9 tracking dog for assistance. However, a suspect was not located.

The shooting does not appear to be random, Edenton Police say. The victim may have known the suspect.

Wiggins is being held without bond.