MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – A North Carolina man has been charged with murder following a shooting in McDowell County.

The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported shooting near Jacktown Rd. on Monday.

According to the deputies, they discovered an individual who sustained a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as George Williams, 68.

Shortly after, deputies located the suspected shooter in a wooded area close to the scene.

Deputies charged Jason Travis Atkins, 45, with murder.

Atkins is being held in the McDowell County Detention Center without bond.