MAGNOLIA — Victor Thomas Parker Jr., 58, of Magnolia, was arrested and charged with the murder of Tammy Jane James of Chinquapin.

On the evening of July 14 at approximately 9:17 p.m. deputies with the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting involving a woman at a residence near Magnolia.

The 53-year-old victim was transported to the hospital but later died from her injuries according Duplin County Sheriff’s Office officials.

Parker is in the Duplin County Jail under no bond.

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