A man is charged with attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with another man having been shot Sunday afternoon on Branch Street in Southeast Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County District Court records said.

Shaki Jones, 32, was arrested after the police department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed him as a potential suspect in the case of Austin Townsend, 21, having been critically wounded, police spokesman Cpl. Ricky Jackson said Wednesday night in a news release.