Man charged with murder after Elizabeth City shooting

Curtis Donnell Brinkley

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Police are investigating after a man was shot Saturday evening.

Around 7 p.m., officials were made aware of a victim who had been shot in the 900 block of Hunter Street.

Officers arrived on scene and located a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to a local hospital by Emergency Medical Services but died from his injuries. The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Eric Eugene Johnson Sr.

Police said 38-year-old Curtis Donnell Brinkley was arrested and charged with murder after a tip lead to a traffic stop on Monday.

If anyone has any information that could help police, contact the department at (252) 335-4321 or the Elizabeth City Crime Line at (252) 335-5555.

There are no further details at this time.

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