One man charged, another wanted for Washington murder

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WITN) – Police are asking for help finding a man wanted for a February murder in Washington.

The Washington Police Department is looking for Darrien Ore for the murder of 52-year-old Eric Whitney, Sr.

Whitney was found with a gunshot wound near the intersection of East 8th and Charlotte streets back on February 24th.

He was taken to ECU Health Beaufort Hospital where he died.

Police have been able to arrest and charge Demetrius Ward with first degree murder in Whitney’s death. He’s being held in the Beaufort County Detention Center without bond.

If you know where Ore is, call police at 252-946-1444.

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