Ellerbe man arrested in fatal shooting

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

A 31-year-old Hamlet man was killed another another was wounded in an early Saturday morning incident on Main Street in Hamlet.

Mitchell Green Jr.

Mitchell Green Jr.

Hamlet police officers have arrested Mitchell Green Jr., 21, of Ellerbe. Green was charged with second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. The shooting took place between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m.

Police identified the victims as Terry Jay Smith, 31, who was killed in the incident, and Tyrone Plair. Police said Plair was shot once but is expected to recover.

Green is being held without bond and is confined at the Richmond County Jail.

Hamlet police officers were assisted by the State Bureau of Investigation, Rockingham Police Department and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Police did not reveal a motive for the shooting and noted the investigation is continuing.

Green has a record. He received a suspended sentence upon conviction for a misdemeanor simple assault February 2010.

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  • notaverysmartman

    Another day in the HOOD!!! Maybe some of these pastors and minority leaders ought to stay home and teach morals instead of spending time at Moral Mondays fighting for free stuff!!!!

    • terrel

      Excuse me?? Another in the Hood, ignorance as such does not help any situation. Do what you have to do to have a great impact on the world. right is right and wrong is wrong morals and values start at home,when ignorance is promoted as such, it is a sign that maybe you should work on yours.

    • terrel

      Excuse me?? Another Day in the Hood! Ignorance as such does not help any situation. Do what you have to do to have a great impact on the world. Right is right and wrong is wrong morals and values start at home,when ignorance is promoted as such, it is a sign that maybe you enhance yours. We as a people must learn that even in negative situations we must shine our light to stop the violence. But this comment clearly shows their is a deficiency In your morals.

  • Tierra741

    That wasn’t another day in the hood… That was my cousin shot dead for leaving an argument before it escalated and was shot in the back for his troubles… So please spare me the bullshit

    • Marcus Unchained

      Sorry for your loss. Ignore the idiot above making racist comments.

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