Raleigh man shot to death in Wilson Saturday; 1 charged with murder

Stephen Louis Maddox, Jr.

WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) – A Durham man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in Wilson Saturday night, police said.

Wilson Police were called to Bill’s Convention Center, located at 2811 Chicken Drive SW, at approximately 10:45 p.m. Saturday in reference to a possible shooting. Once officers arrived on scene, they located Kelly Wilkerson, of Raleigh, suffering from several gunshot wounds.

Wilson County emergency officials tried to revive Wilkerson but were unable to do so.

Police located the man suspected of shooting Wilkerson to death near where the incident occurred. Stephen Louis Maddox, Jr., 41, of Durham, was arrested.

Maddox was charged with first-degree murder and is being held under no bond.

The Wilson Police Department is encouraging anyone with information regarding these cases to contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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