Havelock man killed in Friday morning shooting


Havelock Police begin an investigation into the shooting of a man Friday on Cedar Ridge Lane in Havelock.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 02:56 PM.

Havelock police have identified the man shot to death in front of his home Friday morning in Havelock.

Gerald Price, 45, was found lying in the grass of his yard at 228 Cedar Ridge Lane. Lt. Brian Woods, of the Havelock Police Department, said Price had been shot several times.

Initial calls about the shooting came into police just after 11 a.m. Friday, including one from the nearby Child Development Center.

Neighbors reported the sound of gun fire near the Cedar Ridge residence. Responding police found the victim sprawled on the grass in the front yard during an intense rainstorm.

Havelock rescue personnel transported Price to Cherry Point, and he was then flown by Marine Corps rescue helicopter Pedro to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville where he later died, according to a release from Havelock Police Chief G. Wayne Cyrus.

Police were still at the home Friday afternoon.

“Right now we’re processing the scene,” said Woods. “We’re still in the house. We’ve recovered some projectiles. We’ve recovered some shell casings, some weapons, but we don’t have any motive at this point for the reason for the shooting. We’ve talked to some neighbors. We’re trying to develop some leads and put it all together. 

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