Police mum on death details
From staff reports
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Local officials aren’t releasing additional details about the shooting death of a 31-year-old man whose body was found off Peartree Road earlier this week.
Walter Meads, the local medical examiner, said Wednesday that the manner of Antonio Daniels’ death will be listed as pending on Daniels’ death certificate.
Meads also said the cause of Daniels’ death will be listed as pending, and will be determined by the outcome of an autopsy to be performed at the regional medical examiner’s office at East Carolina University in Greenville.
Meads referred all other questions about Daniels’ death to city police officials.
Police spokesman Jamie Judge, citing his department’s ongoing probe, said police had no other information to release about Daniels’ death.
Attempts to immediately reach a representative of the regional medical examiner’s office on Wednesday were unsuccessful.
Police officials said late Monday afternoon that Daniels’ body was found a few hours earlier in the front yard of a residence in the 1700 block of Peartree Road. They said Daniels, of the 700 block of Herrington Road, had died as a result of a shooting.
Police Chief Eddie Buffaloe, who was at the scene where Daniels’ body was found, declined to answer questions about whether Daniels’ death was being investigated as a homicide, a self-inflicted death or an accident, saying only, “This is an active crime scene right now.”