Sunday, October 24, 2021
Suspect Accused Of Voluntary Manslaughter For Early Monday Shooting

Suspect Accused Of Voluntary Manslaughter For Early Monday Shooting

Around 12:30 AM Monday, Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 100 block of Eva’s Drive south of Stantonsburg in reference to a disturbance.  While en route, the call was upgraded to a shooting.  Deputies arrived and found a victim on the lawn, deceased, from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Austin Harris of Fremont.  Detectives responded to the scene.  Upon further investigation, it was determined Harris and the suspect, 53-year-old John K. Daw of Stantonsburg, began arguing in the yard.   The argument became physical and Daw allegedly removed a handgun from his person and shot Harris.  Daw was arrested Tuesday for the charge of Voluntary Manslaughter.  He was placed into the Wayne County Detention Center with bond set at $35,000 secured.

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