Suspect wounded in exchange of gunfire

Published: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 03:32 PM.

Havelock Police responded about 1:13 a.m. Sunday to the call of shots fired at Flyers bar and secured the scene as Havelock EMS Paramedics arrived and began to treat the wounded.

North was transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern for further treatment, but died later.

Meanwhile, Pugh is recovering at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

First Responders from Cherry Point, Craven Rescue 20, Newport and Morehead City assisted with those injured, which Thomas said included two people hit directly and three others hit with bullet fragments.

Craven County Sheriff’s deputies are assisting Havelock Police in the investigation.

Havelock Police and the Craven County Sheriff’s Department have recovered two handguns, and Thomas said five shell casings and bullet fragments were recovered that appeared to match those from Pugh’s gun.

“He still had the gun on him when he was caught,” Thomas said. “Apparently after discovering he was really injured, he started banging on doors for someone to call 911.”

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