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.