Police look for gunman in Sunday shooting


By Abby Hackmann - [email protected]



Hikeem Dewon Covington


Hikeem Dewon Covington


LAURINBURG — A shooting Sunday afternoon has left a Laurinburg man in critical condition, according to officials with the Laurinburg Police Department.

Police are looking for Hikeem Dewon Covington, a man they consider armed and dangerous.

The 25-year-old Covington is accused of shooting Jerome Norris and striking his twin brother, Tyrone Norris, in the head with a pistol.

Police said Covington had argued with the brothers and had “some type of feud” with them.

The incident occurred at approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Hood and Gamble streets.

Covington fled the scene in a white car, possibly a Nissan Altima, driven by another man, according to police.

Jerome Norris was listed in critical condition on Monday. Tyrone Norris was treated and released for his injuries.

Police said they plan to charge Covington with attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, discharging a firearm within city limits and assault.

Covington does not have a permanent address, but his previous addresses include: Hounddog Road, Laurel Hill; St. Johns Church Road, Gibson; Paradise Court, Laurel Hill; Willow Drive and Bizzell Street, both in Laurinburg.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Covington to come forward. The public can contact Detective Jeremey White at 910-291-1752.

Covington is also wanted by state probation officials and there is an order for arrest and failure to appear on his record.

He has been convicted of assault with a deadly weapon; discharging firearm into an occupied property; possession of firearm by felon; and two-counts of possessing stolen goods.

Hikeem Dewon Covington
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Hikeem Dewon Covington
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By Abby Hackmann

[email protected]

Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.

Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.

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