Deadly shooting Saturday involved acquaintances

Aug. 26, 2013 @ 08:41 PM

NORLINA — Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams on Sunday gave the identification of a man shot to death Saturday.

Alton Harris, a 22-year-old from South Hill, Va., died at the home of Tyrie Gonzalez at 1101 U.S. 1 North. Gonzalez is charged with voluntary manslaughter in Harris’ death.

Gonzalez’s bond is set at $250,000, with a court date Aug. 28.

“They knew each other. They had a dispute, an argument,” Williams said on Sunday. “We haven’t finished investigating.”

Sheriff’s deputies received a call at 1:24 p.m., according to Williams. Emergency responders and deputies went to the scene, and Williams said a medical examiner arrived and pronounced Harris dead at the scene.

The State Bureau of Investigation is involved in the investigation. Williams said the probe in ongoing but he expects not further charges in the case.


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