Police Chief: Suspect identified in juvenile shooting

Published 2:54 pm Monday, March 27, 2023

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On Wednesday, March 15, a 14-year-old juvenile was found by Washington Police Department officers with a gunshot wound to their shoulder. Officers responded to a call in the area of N. Market Street and W. Ninth Street at approximately 4:21 p.m.

According to Chief of Police, Stacy Drakeford, there is not a threat to the public. He said the police department identified a suspect at the end of last week. The case remains under investigation and no arrests have been made at this time. 

He said Washington Police Department appreciates continued assistance from the public on this case.  

Anyone with information that could lead to an arrest is encouraged to call the Washington Police Department at 252-946-1444 or the Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at 252-974-6400.