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The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office has secured warrants and is looking for a Roanoke Rapids man who reportedly shot a juvenile in the Weldon area Thursday night.


Chief Deputy Scott Hall said this morning the person wanted, Willie Albert Alston Jr., 25, tends to frequent the Roanoke Rapids and Weldon areas as well as Northampton County.

The male juvenile was listed in stable condition late Thursday night, according to Hall.

In a statement Hall said deputies responded to East Eleventh Street around 6:30 p.m. and learned a juvenile was shot. The juvenile was transported to Vidant North on a personal vehicle and flown to an undisclosed medical facility for further treatment.

Detective Matt Brown has secured warrants for Alston’s arrest on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Investigators are still trying to determine motive.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office at 252-583-8201 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.