WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Law enforcement in Martin County are working on an incident where officials said a person wanted for attempted murder was barricaded inside a home.
Martin County Sheriff Tim Manning said in a Facebook post his office “is assisting the Williamston Police Department with an incident regarding a suspect barricaded inside a residence.” He reported a large presence of deputies and police officers around the location, which the Williamston Police Department said was being withheld due to safety concerns.
A media release from the Williamston Police Department states the incident revolves around an attempted murder investigation that happened on April 1. In that case, officials responded at around 6 p.m. to 630 W. Church St. in reference to a shooting. They found Delonta Jamaal Williams, 25, with a gunshot wound to his back. He was transported to Martin General Hospital and then flown to ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville for further treatment.
Friday afternoon, an armored vehicle and members of the SBI Bomb Squad were brought in to assist.