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Evard Earl Artis, 63, was found dead in the front yard of his Stadium Street residence overnight.
Officers and emergency responder were called to his home at 1:30 a.m. in reference to shots fired, according to a media release from the Wilson Police Department. Responders attempted to revive him, but they were unsuccessful.
Artis, who had a gunshot wound, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the police, who say the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Wilson Police Department at 252- 399-2323 or the Wilson Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.