Tabor City man charged in fatal shooting

Man arrested, charged with Whiteville shooting

COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - A Tabor City man has been charged with murder in connection to a fatal shooting in Columbus County.

Mark Anthony Nelson, 24, was arrested by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday and charged with:

  • Murder
  • Attempted First Degree Murder
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
  • Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury

According to the sheriff’s office, Nelson is accused of fatally shooting a man on Sellers Town Road in Whiteville on Nov. 29. A second man also suffered a gunshot wound at the scene and was in critical condition. The two victims were related, the sheriff’s office said.

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