Suspect in Wilson murder turns himself in, is being held without bond

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David Alston (Wilson Police photo)

WILSON, N.C. (WNCT) — Wilson Police say the suspect in a murder that happened Sunday turned himself in to police on Tuesday.

David L. Alston, 42, of Wilson, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nicholas J. Ellis, 25, of Wilson. He is currently being held without bond.

Wilson police said officers were called just before 4:30 p.m. to the 800 block of Gay Street for an escort to remove belongings. A call came in shortly after that a number of people were fighting near the location. When police arrived, they found a man dead from a gunshot wound in the park located at the 300 block of Pender Street. 

The Wilson Police Department is encouraging anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Wilson Police Department at (252) 399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at (252) 243-2255.

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