Hertford County, NC - Three schools in Hertford County were put on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a shooting was reported at the Pinegate Apartment Complex.
Police are now searching for 35-year-old Terrence Devonne Faison, a convicted killer, who has been accused of shooting a teen at the complex. They consider him to be armed and dangerous. Citizens are asked to approach using extreme caution.
Police say Faison shot through the window of an apartment and hit a 16-year-old boy.
The teen, Raymond Lee, was with a woman inside of the apartment at the time. The woman was not hurt during the incident.
NewsChannel 3 spoke to the woman's sister who says that Faison has been acting irrationally lately.
The victim's cousin says after the teen was shot, he ran around the corner to her apartment.
"He just opened the door and fell on the floor and said, "Ya'll take me to the hospital. I've been shot,'" the cousin says. He was then airlifted to Norfolk General Hospital. There's no word yet on his condition.
The teen's cousin says he was shot more than once.
Faison was convicted of murdering his step-father in 1995. He was later released in 2004.
Ahoskie Elementary School, Hertford High School and Bearfield Primary School were put on lockdown as a precaution. The lockdown went into effect at 2:05 p.m. and was lifted shortly afterward.
Faison, who is known to frequent Ahoskie, NC, Murfreesboro, NC, and Richmond, is described as 5'08" feet tall, about 265 lbs and he may be carrying a small, silver handgun. He was last seen in blue pants and a white shirt.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lieutenant Jeremy Roberts at (252) 332-5012 with the Ahoskie Police Department, or through the website “TIPS” at www.ahoskiepd.com.