Man who pulled trigger in deadly shooting won't be charged


Marcus Anthony Nunes, 24, of Havelock, faces charges connected to a fatal shooting Saturday in Havelock. Though not charged in the shooting, Nunes faces charges in relation to threats made against Marvin Norris, who authorities said was defending himself when he shot and killed Demetri Shavar Berry.

Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 03:51 PM.

The man who pulled the trigger and shot and killed another man at a Havelock apartment complex Saturday morning won’t face charges.

In a complicated scenario, the victim’s alleged accomplice will face charges in the incident.

Marvin Lovell Norris Jr., 19, of Havelock, shot Demetri Shavar Berry, 28, of Havelock, Saturday morning while defending himself, according to a release Tuesday afternoon from the Havelock Police Department.

Berry, who had a wound to his lower chest/upper abdomen area, was first taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern and then to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he died Saturday afternoon.

According to Havelock police, an investigation into the shooting showed that Berry and Marcus Anthony Nunes, 24, of Havelock, had broken into an apartment and were threatening Norris, who subsequently shot Berry.

The case was presented to District Attorney Scott Thomas, who determined that Norris would not be charged.

"The evidence in this case indicates that Berry and Nunes intended to do physical harm to Norris," Thomas said in a statement. " … Based upon the law and facts, Mr. Norris was justified in his use of deadly force to defend himself. Had he not acted, he would have likely suffered serious bodily harm or even death."

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