Albemarle Police arrest suspect in Friday shooting

Published 3:35 pm Monday, June 6, 2022

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Shortly before 7 p.m. Friday, Albemarle Police officers responded to a report of a gunshot wound in the 200 block of South Morrow Avenue.


Upon arrival they located 42-year-old Edward Wayne Emrich II suffering from a gunshot wound.

Emrich was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Preliminary investigation indicates Emrich was involved in a dispute with 21-year-old Albert Gregory Benjamin prior to the shooting.

Benjamin was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury.

Benjamin received a $75,000 bond and a scheduled court date of June 13.