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Man shot, killed in Bertie Co. yard during graduation party

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 11:43:37-04

BERTIE Co., N.C. - Police are investigating a homicide after a man was shot and killed during a graduation party on Saturday.

Officials say the victim was shot around 8:05 p.m., in a yard in Windsor, N.C., on US Highway 13/17 South.

The investigation reports that numerous family members and friends were celebrating the graduation of two high school seniors when a 'disturbance took place' at the home.

Several family members were said to have attempted to break up the altercation, but during that time reports say an unknown person fired a weapon and struck the victim, 26-year-old Jamie William White, that was standing in the yard.

The Bertie County Sheriff’s Office responded and was assisted by Windsor Police Department and the North Carolina Highway Patrol to establish scene security. Bertie County EMS responded and determined that the victim was dead on arrival.

Along with other agencies responding, Windsor Fire Department responded and provided traffic control during the investigation.

The Bertie County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division was notified about the homicide and responded to the scene. Investigators are being assisted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

Both agencies are requesting anyone that was present at the location of the incident to contact Bertie County Sheriff’s Office at (252)-794-5330, Sheriff John Holley at (252)-724-1681 or Major Matt Roebuck at (252)-325-3350.