Arrest made after woman's body found near Youngsville Police Department

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Thursday, September 8, 2022
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Wake Forest Police have charged a 33-year-old man with murder hours after a woman's body was found in a car in the parking lot of the Youngsville Police Department.

YOUNGSVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Wake Forest Police have made an arrest hours after a woman's body was found in a car in the parking lot of the Youngsville Police Department.

Terrance J'Von Hartsfield, 33, of Wake Forest was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the woman's shooting death.

Hartsfield was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

The victim's identity has not been released.

Police began investigating Wednesday after the body was found in the parking lot near the Youngsville police station and town hall.

Terrance J'Von Hartsfield
Wake Forest Police

Wake Forest Police said that officers responded to a shooting call around noon in the 100 block of North White Street at a BP gas station.

Officers didn't find a shooting victim but continued to investigate.

About 90 minutes later, Youngsville Police contacted Wake Forest Police to say a man had arrived at the Youngsville Police Department in a four-door sedan to report a dead woman inside his car. Wake Forest authorities said later that Hartsfield was the person who drove the to the Youngsville Police Department.

Wake Forest authorities said the two incidents were related. They also said they were unable to say the nature of the relationship between Hartsfield and the victim.

Watch the latest details on Eyewitness News at 11.