Police seek suspect in Monday shooting

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Wilson police say a man is wanted on an attempted murder charge in connection to a shooting that left a teen injured Monday afternoon.

Police were dispatched to a 203 Belmont Ave. home around 4:45 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud.

Police investigated the shooting and obtained arrest warrants for 20-year-old Braderick Saheem Shanique Isom on charges of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

As of Monday evening, police were still actively searching for Isom, of 718 S. Tarboro St., Apt. 3.

Police quickly cordoned off the Belmont Avenue between Selma and Christmas streets. The victim of the shooting was conscious when he was placed into the ambulance on a stretcher.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment.

Three witnesses told The Wilson Times they heard multiple gunshots. Police were seen walking to a nearby home with a K-9 on a leash, asking if the occupant had seen a man running by after the shooting.

Investigators were seen crouching down in the street to photograph evidence in front of the single-story home.

Neighborhood residents crowded around the edge off the perimeter, including young children on bicycles who came to the scene to watch.

Police ask anyone with information regarding this case or Isom’s whereabouts to contact them at the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or CrimeStoppers at 252-243-2255.

Olivia Neeley contributed to this story.