At approximately 11:56 p.m. Thursday, the Northampton County Sheriffs Office responded to a location on Highway 46 just outside the city limits of Garysburg in reference to a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers discovered 39-year-old black male Derek Scott, who was a resident, was struck in the upper body from the shooting. The male subject later succumbed to his injuries, according to Capt. Patrick Jacobs.
This is an ongoing homicide investigation and anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office at 252-534-2611 or Crime Stoppers at 252-534-1110.
The NC State Bureau of Investigation is also assisting with this investigation.