Deputies search for man in connection with fatal shooting

by: Catherine Bilkey Updated:

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ANSON COUNTY, N.C. - Deputies are desperately trying to find a man they say shot and killed a mother of three and injured another man.

Investigators said he's either in Anson or the surrounding counties. They want people to call 911 if they see Reginald Odell, but they're asking people not to approach him. He's considered armed and dangerous.

The family of the victim did not want to talk about Monday's shooting, but people in the town of Polkton, where the victim lived, have been talking about the crime for days.

"I think it's sick," Robert Kennedy said. "I mean, she had three children, somebody got to care for them."

Investigators said they know who shot Dorian Myles and put Hassan Pressley in the hospital. They're searching for Odell. He's wanted for murder and assault with intent to kill.

"I've seen him around, but I have not seen him since then," Kennedy said.

The community is watching. They want to help investigators put him behind bars because they don't think Odell will step forward.

"That would be the right thing to do, but I seriously doubt he will," Kennedy said.

They said the man behind the crime will face a judge and have to answer for what happened on Branch Road in Lilesville.

"His days are numbered," Joshua Hilliard said. "He's going to get what's coming to him."

Detectives said the victims and the shooter were partying together before shots were fired, but they haven't released a motive yet.

Eyewitness News will bring you every new detail in this case and in the search for the suspect.

Anyone with any information as to Odell's whereabouts should call the Anson County Sheriff's Office at 704-694-4188.


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