Victim identified in shooting near Knightdale

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Sunday, September 27, 2015
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Authorities identify victim as 47-year-old Derrick Natson

KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man was killed in a shooting Saturday afternoon in the 1200 block of Rutledge Landing Drive south of Knightdale.

Authorities identified the victim as Derrick Dean Natson, 47, of Knightdale.

Wake County Sheriff Donny Harrison said the suspected shooter is in custody, and has been identified as 36-year-old Neil Algernon Curtis Dick. They said they are interviewing him.

Shawn Michael lives in the neighborhood and knows Dick.

"As far as, I'm concerned he a good person. I wouldn't expect anybody to commit such an act but here we are," said Michael. "It was a shock to me."

Michael also was friendly with the victim, Natson, and says he would often mentor young children.

"He's just an overall nice person. He always helps us out when we're in need of mentor or someone to look up to. If anybody has any problems, we would go to his house," said Michael. "it's just tragic."

It happened around 3:30 p.m.

Two other people reportedly ran from the scene following the shooting, triggering a manhunt. One was in custody and being questioned. Deputies were looking for the other person.

Deputies and state troopers with weapons drawn were seen on Poole Road.
Deputies investigate on Rutledge Landing Drive.
Deputies investigate on Rutledge Landing Drive.
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