Suspect in Pender County man’s murder arrested at Wilmington hotel

Suspect in Pender County man’s murder arrested at Wilmington hotel

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - The suspect accused of fatally shooting a Pender County man in Jacksonville earlier this week is now in custody.

According to a news release from the Jacksonville Police Department, 24-year-old Tyquan Sykree Hayes of Jacksonville was arrested as he was leaving a hotel in Wilmington on Thursday.

“Jacksonville Police Department detectives with the assistance of the Wilmington Police Department, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, and the State Bureau of Investigation were able to take Hayes into custody without incident,” the news release stated.

Jacksonville police say Da'shaun Pearsall, 23, of Willard, was fatally shot on Davis Street Wednesday morning.
Jacksonville police say Da'shaun Pearsall, 23, of Willard, was fatally shot on Davis Street Wednesday morning. (Source: WITN)

Hayes allegedly shot Da’shaun J. Pearsall, 23, of Willard, in the 1200 block of Davis Street in Jacksonville around 7:30 a.m Wednesday. Pearsall was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said both men knew each other.

Hayes is currently in the Onslow County Jail under no bond.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Sergeant Shawn Marcinowsky at 910-938-6412 or smarcinowsky@jacksonvillenc.gov or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information determined to be of value to law enforcement. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637. Please refer to Case Number 19-07964 when calling or texting about this case.

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