Murder probe under way in Murfreesboro

Published 8:17 am Friday, November 27, 2009

MURFREESBORO, N.C.—The Hertford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder that occurred here late Tuesday afternoon.

Hertford County Sheriff Juan Vaughan told the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald that 27-year-old Johnny Parker Jr. of Murfreesboro died at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

“We received a call from the hospital at 5:35 p.m. on Tuesday concerning a gunshot victim that was brought to R-CH by private vehicle,” Sheriff Vaughan said. “We are treating this as a homicide.”

It is believed the shooting took place on Pinetops Circle in Woodridge Mobile Home Park near Murfreesboro. Vaughan said Parker was a resident of that mobile home park.

The sheriff added that his investigators immediately went to work on the case.

“We are in the process of interviewing individuals and we will continue that process throughout the day,” Sheriff Vaughan said Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 358-7800.

The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald will have more on this case as it develops.