LENIOR COUNTY -

Officers with the Kinston Police Department are searching for the suspect of a home invasion and shooting.

Police say it happened on Friday, January 24 on Old Snow Hill Road around 9:25 p.m. They say the victim, James Williams, told officers a man entered his home with a handgun and told him to "give it up."

Police say Williams was shot several times in the lower stomach and thigh.  Williams was able to drive himself to Lenoir Memorial Hospital and was transferred to Vidant Medical Center.

Williams told officers the suspect was approximately 25 years old, 5'10", 180 lbs and had braided hair down his neck.

This incident is still under investigation. 

If anyone has information regarding this incident they are asked to call (252) 939-3160 or the TIPS Line at (252) 939-4020.