20-year-old woman, juvenile charged after Elizabeth City man found fatally shot in grass

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Posted at 9:27 AM, Jun 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-06 22:51:54-04

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Officers are investigating a homicide that happened the area of Herrington Road and B Street early Wednesday morning.

Around 1 a.m., officers responded after numerous gunshots were heard in the area.

When officers arrived in the area, they located 21-year-old Daquan Mercer lying in the grass unresponsive.

Mercer had several gunshot wounds and had already died from his injuries, police said.

On July 6, detectives served grand jury indictments to 20-year-old Kennedy Griffin of Elizabeth City for Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill and Conspiracy to Commit Murder. Griffin has no bond for the Murder charge and a $50,000 secure bond for the remaining charges.

Police say Griffin's court date will be set at a later time in Pasquotank County Superior Court. She was taken to the Albemarle District Jail.

Additionally, on June 28, police served juvenile petitions on a minor suspect for Accessory After the Fact to Murder and Obstructing Justice in connection with Mercer's death. The juvenile suspect was taken to juvenile detention in Greenville, North Carolina.

This is an active investigation, and there is no further information at this time.

The Elizabeth City Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact the department at (252) 335-4321, or the Crime Line at (252) 355-5555.