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Katoe Wardell Harris Jr. surrendered to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office this morning to face charges stemming from a shooting Monday night on Heritage Lane.

He was jailed without opportunity for bond and now faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and shooting into an occupied dwelling.


The original warrant against Harris, 23, of Roanoke Rapids, was only for the assault charge.

Chief Deputy Scott Hall said investigators drew up the additional warrants after continued investigation.

It was unclear if anyone accompanied Harris to the sheriff’s office. 

According to the Halifax County Detention Center website, Harris was admitted shortly before 10:30 this morning.

The charges stem from a shooting Monday night on Heritage Lane outside Roanoke Rapids.

The victim in the 6 p.m. shooting remains in stable condition after he was transported to Vidant North by private vehicle and then to a trauma center for further treatment.

Deputies learned the victim was shot in the legs and torso.

Detective Brian Biggerstaff developed Harris as the reputed suspect in the case after further investigation of the shooting.

Hall said Tuesday investigators believe the person who was shot was the intended victim.

Hall said this evening that motive remains unclear in the case.

Asked whether there could be possible federal involvement considering the numerous pending cases Harris has in the state court system, Hall said, “We’re always open to potentially moving forward with the federal government.”

Hall said the sheriff’s office was pleased Harris surrendered. “Any time anyone who is charged with a serious offense of injury to another individual it’s good to have that person in custody.”