Deputies: Man arrested in connection to fatal Lumberton shooting

Deputies: Man arrested in connection to fatal Lumberton shooting
Johnny Norton (Source: Robeson Co. Sheriff's Office)

LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) - A man is now charged in connection to a deadly shooting in the Lumberton area, according to officials.

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said Johnny Norton surrendered to authorities Saturday in a shooting on 2500 block of Highway 72 West Friday night. According to a press release, deputies were called to the scene shortly after 7 p.m. and found a victim fatally shot at the scene.

The victim was later identified as 29-year-old Brandon Hunt, of Maxton.

Norton is charged with first-degree murder and a weapons offense and is being held at the Robeson County Detention Center.

He was denied bond for the murder charge Saturday.

Deputies said the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 671-3100 or (910) 671-3170.

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