New Bern shooting victim dies, man now charged with murder

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) – A man shot last Sunday in New Bern has died in the hospital.

New Bern police say Bobby Cox, 59, passed away on Wednesday.

Jonathan Harder was originally charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon. Now, police say he has been charged with murder.

The shooting happened in the 2100 block of Woodland Ave. around 4:46 a.m. on March 28th.

Harder remains in jail and is expected to go before a judge today on the murder charge.