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Armed and dangerous suspect wanted in Havelock apartment shooting

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HAVELOCK, N.C. -

Police need your help finding a shooting suspect in Havelock.

Police are looking for 22-year-old Javon Anthony Ward. He's wanted for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Inflicting Serious Injury With intent to Kill.
     
They say Ward has a tattoo above his right eye that says "savages". He also has a tear drop tattoo near his left eye.
     
Police say he is considered armed and dangerous. Individuals shouldn't attempt to apprehend Ward.

He's also believed to be in hiding in the Newport/Havelock area.

Ward is accused of shooting 25-year-old Steven Todd at Kelly Park Apartments off Shipman Road Friday afternoon. He's since been released from Vidant Medical Center after being treated for multiple gunshot wounds.

CrimeStoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information on Javon Ward's whereabouts.

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Police are investigating a shooting at an apartment complex in Havelock.

Officers responded around 12:25 PM to the front parking lot of Kelly Park apartments, where they found a man on the ground with a gunshot wound. He was taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern for treatment.

The violence began with an argument that got out of hand, said Havelock city spokesperson Diane Miller, but she said it is unclear who many people were involved in the argument.

The alleged shooter left the scene in a box style burgundy or purple SUV.

Havelock Police have interviewed several witnesses in the case, but it is still under investigation.

Those who live at the apartment complex say the violence is unnerving.

"It's just bad, you know, because like I said, we have a lot of children running around out here," said Kelly Park Apartments resident Donald Smith.

If you have any information about the incident, you're asked to contact the Havelock Police Department at (252) 447-3212. 

Persons who wish to furnish information and remain anonymous may do so by calling the Police Tip Line at (252) 463-7115, or, by utilizing the Police website Tip feature by going to www.havelocknc.us, select Police, select Tips.

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