Police believe Saturday homicide not a random act

May. 06, 2013 @ 07:09 PM

Henderson police are investigating a homicide and vehicle crash from Saturday night.

Ladarrius Talley, a 25-year-old from Manson, was found shot to death in his car, which had crashed into a brick pillar and fence in the 100 block of Lincoln Street, according to Lt. Christopher Ball.

When emergency medical personnel arrived, Talley was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ball confirmed Monday afternoon the shooting was not a random act.

Ball said the suspect, or suspects, and the victim are the individuals who know what happened. He was unable to release further information due to the possibility of jeopardizing the investigation.

Police have not said if the shots were fired inside the car or from outside the car, or named any possible motive.

Talley’s body was sent to the chief medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

The criminal investigations division of the Henderson Police Department is leading the investigation.

Tips are being accepted by police at (252) 438-4141. Reward money is available for tips to Crime Stoppers at (252) 492-1925. Crime Stoppers information can pay up to $2,000 and callers may remain anonymous.

Saturday’s homicide is the only one for which police have not made an arrest for those happening thus far in 2013. Two people face charges connected to a double-homicide at a motel Feb. 16, and five people are facing various charges for a Feb. 21 homicide on the corner of Nicholas and Davis streets.

The only other murder charge for the calendar year, a second-degree charge, is for a vehicle death in January.


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