TEACHEY, N.C. (WNCT) — A suspect has been arrested and is facing charges after a woman was shot and killed in Duplin County on Thursday.

Christophe Orellano Figueroa of 151 Pine Street in Teachey, was arrested and charged with an open count of murder. Deputies said he shot and killed Emma Ramos, 29, of 225 Pine St. in Teachey.

WNCT’s Claire Curry spoke with Capt. Scott Kennedy with the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office earlier Thursday when news of the incident first circulated. Officials said an investigation began after the woman was taken to the Teachey Volunteer Fire Department after she was shot. The investigation and evidence lead to the arrest of Figueroa. 

Teachey Volunteer Fire Department first responders were also assisted by Duplin County EMS and the Wallace Police Department.