North Carolina Police: 20-Year-Old Man Killed in ‘Senseless Act’

ROXBORO, N.C. (WDBJ7) Roxboro, North Carolina police say they believe a 20-year-old man was an unintentional victim in a fatal shooting.

Police say the victim, Cornell Torian, was at Longhurst Park on Monday around 5:30 p.m. when two men began arguing. During that argument police believe shots were fired. Police say they believe that the bullets were not meant for Torian.

Richard Jackson turned himself in after 2 p.m. on Tuesday. He is charged with first degree murder and is being held without bond. He is scheduled to appear in court this week.

Roxboro Police Chief David L. Hess said in a statement, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to both families dealing with this senseless act.”

Roxboro, North Carolina is close to the Virginia border.

Anyone with information is asked to call 336-599-8345.