Murder suspect makes first court appearance in Pitt County

Marcus Mackey in Court

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a man after a deadly shooting on Thursday night.

Authorities say it happened in the 3000-block of Bell’s Fork Road near the intersection of Herman Garris Road.

Shooting investigation near the intersection of Herman Garris Road and Bell’s Fork Road.

Pitt County Sheriff’s Office identified the shooting victim as Maurice Simpson.

Simpson’s brother, Marcus Mackey, originally from Hyde County, is in custody.

Mackey made his first court appearance Friday morning at the Pitt County Detention Center.

The judge set a $2 million dollar bond at the first appearance. His next court date is October 30 at the Pitt County Courthouse.

It’s unclear what led to the shooting. The investigation is going.

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