BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – Deputies are asking for the public’s help while they investigate a homicide that occurred on Tuesday.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to a report of a person being shot around 9:39 p.m. to the 2100 block of Governors Road. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found 68 -year-old Ricky Gilliam with multiple gunshot wounds.

Shortly after deputies got on the scene, Gilliam was pronounced dead. Deputies spoke to a relative who was at the home and said the door bell rang and as Gilliam approached the door, they heard several gunshots come from outside.

“The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations has been contacted and is assisting the Sheriff’s Office in this investigation,” Sheriff Tyrone M. Ruffin said. “We do not have any leads or suspects at this time, but we are asking that if anyone was in the area of the 2100 block of Governors Road between the hours of 8 and 10 p.m. on 04/04/2023 and noticed anything suspicious such as a vehicle on side the road, person walking, or anything out of the ordinary to contact the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office 252-794-5330.

No further information has been released at this time. 10 On Your Side is working to learn more information about the homicide.

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