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Murder warrants have been issued for two men and one person has has been charged with accessory before the fact in the September shooting death of a Weldon man at a local motel.

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin said the three men know each other but declined to elaborate on the relationship between them.

In the gallery from left: Leon Hunter, Yousef and William Hunter:

Murder warrants have been filed for the arrests of Leon Hunter, 36, and William Hunter, 21, who are family members and are both from the Roanoke Rapids area.

Sari Fakhri Yousef was charged with accessory before the fact and felony conspiracy. 

Martin said Yousef reportedly had involvement with the other two prior to the shooting and played a role in the matter. He declined to elaborate.

In a statement this evening Martin said investigators were able to develop information which led them to obtain warrants on Leon and William Hunter.

Further investigation led to the arrest of Yousef who was apprehended by Rocky Mount police on December 4. Yousef has since been released on $60,000 secured bond and has a January 6 court date.

The Hunters are believed to have left the area.

The shooting death of 24-year-old Aaron Martin occurred when he was outside on the balcony of the Baymont Inn where he was a registered guest.

The police department said at the time investigators believed Aaron Martin was the intended victim in the case.

Officers responded to the Baymont Inn shortly after 8:45 the morning of September 14 after receiving a call someone had been shot.

Officers located Aaron Martin on the second floor and discovered he was unresponsive and had been shot in the upper body. 

The Hunters are considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information on their whereabouts is encouraged to local law enforcement or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.