Atlantic Beach police seek information on suspect in deadly shooting

The Atlantic Beach Police Department seeks information about Shaquille O’Neil Carter, a suspect in a deadly shooting May 30. (ABPD photo)

ATLANTIC BEACH —The Atlantic Beach Police Department is requesting assistance in locating a suspect in a shooting incident which occurred May 30 at the Oceanana Motel in Atlantic Beach.

During this incident, 26-year-old Travis Lamar Bunch of Smithfield was shot and subsequently died of his injuries while in transit to Vidant Health, ABPD said in a Friday release.

Shaquille O’Neil Carter, 27, of Wilmington, is wanted in connection with the shooting and warrants have been obtained for his arrest. Mr. Carter could possibly be in North Carolina, Georgia or Virginia, ABPD said.

From photographic records, the release stated Mr. Carter is an African American male and described as having black hair, brown eyes, a muscular build, a height of 5 feet, 9 inches and weighing 201 pounds.

Anyone with information on the location of Mr. Carter can contact the ABPD at 252-726-2523.


Contact Mike Shutak at 252-723-7353, email; or follow on Twitter at @mikesccnt.

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