What started as a homicide investigation on Saturday turned into a determination of self-defense following completion of the investigation, according to Lt. William Muse of the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office.
No charges will be filed.
Late Saturday afternoon, deputies responded to a call about a shooting victim at Bob’s Fuel in Conetoe. Formerly Conetoe Discount, the convenience store is located at the intersection of U.S. 64 Alternate and N.C. 42.
When deputies and the Edgecombe County Rescue Squad arrived, they found 24-year-old Raekwon Hines with a gunshot wound to the head.
Hines was transported to Edgecombe Vidant Hospital by the Edgecombe County Rescue Squad but later died.
According to his Facebook page, Hines was a 2015 graduate of Tarboro High School and listed Princeville as his place of residence.