Man accused of shooting 13-year-old in Roanoke Rapids turns himself in

Shermarquette Whitaker (image courtesy Halifax County Sheriff's Office)

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office said a man accused of shooting a teen turned himself in on Sunday around 6 p.m.

Just before midnight Saturday, deputies say 32-year-old Shermarquette Bernard Whitaker drove up to a home on Thelma Road and started shooting from the roadway.

A 13-year-old inside was injured. The teen was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover.

Whitaker is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflicting serious injury and discharging a weapon into occupied property.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Halifax County Sheriff's Office at (252) 583-8201 or Halifax County Crime Stoppers at (252) 583-4444.

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