WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department has charged two brothers with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting Monday afternoon.
Andre Devaughn Huckabee, 43, was taken into custody in the 500 block of Meares Street around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from the police department.
Police are still searching for his brother, 38-year-old Edward Demorris Huckabee, who is considered armed and dangerous.
Andre Huckabee appeared in court Thursday morning and was ordered to be held without bond. He will be appointed an attorney from the Capitol Defender’s Office. His next court date is scheduled for June 11.
The two brothers are accused of fatally shooting Shawn Grady, 50, in the 100 block of Montgomery Avenue on Monday. When officers arrived at the scene around 1:15 p.m., Grady was found in critical condition and taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.
Jail records indicate Andre Huckabee was additionally charged with breaking or entering, and failure to register a change of address as a sex offender.
According to the N.C. Sex Offender Registry, Andre Huckabee was convicted in 2004 of “injury or risk of injury to a minor" in New Haven, Connecticut for an incident that took place in 2001. He was 25 years of age while the victim was 15 at the time. Huckabee served four years in prison and was released in 2008.
Andre Huckabee is currently in the New Hanover County Jail under no bond.
If you have any information on Edward Huckabee’s whereabouts, contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609 or use tip708.com for anonymous methods.