Man charged with murder, investigation continues after Leland shooting

Deadly shooting reported in Brunswick County

LELAND, N.C. (WECT) - The Leland Police Department responded to a deadly shooting that happened around 9 p.m. Friday night on W. B. and S. Road.

26-year-old Dondre Shaw was found by police suffering from a gunshot wound stemming from an argument. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deadly shooting reported in Brunswick County
Deadly shooting reported in Brunswick County (Source: WECT)

After investigation, detectives charged 67-year-old Ronald Merrick with Second Degree Murder. Police tell WECT that the two men knew each other and there is not believed to be any threat to the public.

Police charged 67-year-old Ronald Merrick with Second Degree Murder
Police charged 67-year-old Ronald Merrick with Second Degree Murder (Source: Leland Police Department)

The SBI and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office assisted with the investigation, which is still ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to contact the Leland Police Department at 910-371-1100.

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