UPDATE FROM CHIEF BOBBY MARTIN: Through further investigation, it has been determined the shooting incident that took place was actually self-defense, and all charges against Brenda Walker have been dismissed. This information was received from the victim Candace Davis, who admitted to trying to choke Brenda Walker when the shots were fired striking Davis. Investigator J. Shelburne reached out to the Halifax County District Attorney’s Office in regard to the new information provided and they agreed it was in self-defense and all charges would be dropped.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. Sunday, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department responded to a shooting at 1515 Georgia Ave., Apartments, A2.

The officers discovered that Candace Demetris Davis, 30, of Norfolk, Virginia, and Brenda Lee Walker, 61, who resides at the residence, got into an altercation which led to Walker shooting Davis in the lower body area. Both females were familiar with each other, according to a press release from Chief Bobby Martin. Davis was transported to Vidant North Hospital and later airlifted to Vidant of Greensville for medical treatment.

Based on the “totality of the circumstances,” Investigator J. Shelburne established probable cause to obtain a warrant on Walker for assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to lill inflicting serious injury. Walker received a $100,000 secured bond and is currently housed in the Halifax County Detention Center with court date scheduled for Nov 23.

The RRPD is still investigating the incident.