No charges filed in accidental shooting

HAVELOCK, CRAVEN COUNTY - Havelock Police said a man was shot in the arm by his neighbor, but no charges will be filed.

Police said the incident happened Thursday at around 5:30 p.m. at 126 Village Court. When officers arrived, they found Brannaird Riley, 47, shot in the arm. Riley was transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.

Police said that further investigation revealed the projectile that struck him came from the adjacent apartment. The duplex apartments share a common wall which separates the two apartments. Investigators said the neighbor was packing to move when the weapon discharged. The projectile went through the walls and into the apartment.

Information collected during the investigation was presented to District Attorney Scott Thomas. Due to the circumstances of the event it was determined that the weapon discharge was accidental and no criminal charges will be filed.

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