Man arrested in connection with shooting that injured juvenile in Elizabeth City

Elizabeth City shooting (April 8)
Elizabeth City shooting (April 8)
Posted at 9:55 PM, Apr 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-09 15:35:05-04

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - The Elizabeth City Police Department arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with a shooting that left a juvenile hospitalized Friday evening.

According to police, the shooting happened in the area of Factory Street and Parsonage Street Friday evening.

Around 5:16 p.m., officers with the Elizabeth City Police Department responded to a report of five to eight gunshots heard in the area.

When police arrived on the scene, they found the juvenile, a male, who was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a medical facility for treatment for his injuries. Police did not say how severe his injuries were.

A News 3 crew watched as a C.S.I. unit loaded gear into a van. A white sedan was in the middle of the street wrapped in police tape. It was later towed from the scene.

Police said Saturday that 35-year-old Kenneth Lee Fiers was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm in city limits in connection to this case.

His first court appearance will be Monday, April 11 at the Pasquotank County Courthouse.

If you know anything about this shooting, you're asked to call the Elizabeth City Police Department at (252) 335-4321 or the Crime Line at (252) 335-5555.

Stay with News 3 for updates.