Police seek suspects in Respess Street shooting

Published 1:32 pm Monday, July 6, 2020

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The Washington Police Department is investigating a shooting that left two people wounded early Monday morning. According to a press release from the department, officers responded to the shooting at about 3 a.m. Monday morning on North Respess Street.

Arriving at the scene, officers found two victims had been shot. The WPD release says Haywood Lee Reddick Jr., of Washington, was shot in the torso, while Antonio Reddick, also of Washington, was grazed by a bullet on his elbow and struck by a weapon on his head.

According to the press release, the initial investigation determined that it was an attempted robbery by three suspects, one of whom has been identified as Christopher Clevon Freeman, of Washington.

Felony arrest warrants have been obtained for Freeman’s arrest, including charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and discharging weapon in occupied dwelling. The investigation is ongoing.

According to records from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Freeman is listed as an absconder from probation/parole supervision. He was most recently released from prison in Nov. 2019 after serving time for common law robbery, possession of a firearm by a felon, assault on a female and battery of an unborn child.

Anyone with information on the shooting/armed robbery is encouraged to call the Washington Police Department at 252-946-1444.