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Reidsville man wanted for killing his own brother

Derris Watlington was discovered early Saturday morning with a gunshot wound. Watlington was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Credit: Reidsville Police

REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Update: At approximately 7:00 pm, Curtis Tyrell Watlington turned himself in at the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department. Watlington was not given a bond. His first appearance of March 2, 2020.

Reidsville Police were called to a reported shooting in the 500 block of Warriner Street around 12:00 am Saturday morning.

Once on the scene, officers discovered Derris Watlington suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. 

Watlington was transported to a local hospital, where he, unfortunately, died from his injuries.

During the early stages of the investigation, detectives with the Reidsville Police Department obtained a Second Degree Murder Warrant for Curtis Tyrell Watlington, 23, of Reidsville, the victim's brother. 

It is believed that Curtis could be in the Greensboro area, and was last seen driving a Kia Spectra, with North Carolina tags ZVN-9635.

Anyone with information regarding Curtis Watlington is asked to contact Investigator Menard at 336-347-2305 or anonymously contact Rockingham County Crime Stoppers at 336-349-9683.


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