ROCKINGHAM — Detectives with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a late Wednesday night homicide.
According to a press release issued Thursday afternoon, deputies were dispatched to a home on Billy Covington Road around 10:20 p.m. in reference to a gunshot victim.
The first deputy on scene reportedly saw the victim, 48-year-old Arthur Thomas Nichols, of Rockingham, on a porch, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Nichols was treated by EMS but was unable to be revived, according to the sheriff’s office.
No other details have been released.
Investigators are asking anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the shooting and seen anything or anyone suspicious to call the sheriff’s office at 910-895-3232, Richmond County Crime Stoppers at 910-997-5454 or dial 911.