NEW DETAILS: Bladen Co. murder suspects identified


BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators in Bladen County have released new details in the deadly shooting of a man Tuesday.

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office says Malcom Jerome Melvin, 23, was found shot in the head on the 100 block of Sammy Lane near Elizabethtown just before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Wednesday evening, deputies announced they were searching for two men — Twasjay Roderick Brown and Ernest Raysean Grey. Both are facing first degree murder charges. Deputies said both suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

Neighbor Allen Moradne heard the commotion.

“Startled me at first but it happened so fast, and that was it,” Moradne said. “All I heard was gunshots.”

There were other people in the home at the time of the shooting, but no one else was injured.

The owner of the mobile home park released a statement:

“Our hearts go out to Malcom and his family. I have confidence that the detectives of the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department as well as our District Attorney’s office will seek out, catch and prosecute whomever is responsible.”

The Sheriff’s Office has not released any information about what led to the shooting. Another neighbor said an argument on Facebook might have caused the shooting.