Saturday, January 22, 2022
Authorities Search For La Grange Murder Suspect

Authorities Search For La Grange Murder Suspect

A manhunt is underway following a deadly shooting in La Grange.  The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Rashawn S. Pridgen is wanted for the charge of Murder following a shooting on the 6200 block of Paul’s Path Road in La Grange early Sunday morning. According to the Lenoir County Sheriff, Pridgen got into a verbal altercation with 27-year-old Jalen J. Johnson during a gathering inside a residence, and the two men went outside where Pridgen allegedly shot Johnson.  Johnson died from his wounds at the scene.

Anyone with information on Pridgen’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office at 252-559-6118 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.