Man Wanted For Murder

A search is underway for a suspect in a fatal shooting Monday on Keener Road near Clinton.

The Sampson County Sheriff’s Office said a male victim was shot and died as a result of his injuries. The name of the victim has not been released by authorities, only that he is from the Clinton area.

On Wednesday, investigators identified a person wanted on homicide charges.   Jorge Alexander Ruiz, 26, is a Hispanic male, 5 foot 3, weighing 172 pounds. He has a muscular build, black hair, brown eyes, and a scar on his forehead.

Anyone with information on Ruiz whereabouts is asked to contact detectives at the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-592-4141.