One North Topsail man is behind bars on New Year’s Day after he is accused of killing two people.
Mckinsey Britton, 28, of North Topsail Beach is the suspect police have arrested for the murders of the two individuals. Britton is charged with two open counts of murder.
Police responded around 1:15 a.m. to the home of Britton’s on 3rd Avenue just off Highway 210.
Investigators say upon arrival, they met Britton in the doorway of the home who then told officers that he had just shot two people inside the home.
Responding officers detained Britton, then proceeded to search the home where they found a male and female deceased with gunshot wounds from a handgun, according to investigators.
Britton is scheduled for his first court appearance Tuesday, January 2nd.
Sources tell News In Onslow, that the shooting may have been over drugs and that the two killed are Connie and Dowell. Officials haven’t confirmed this information as of right now.
The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the investigation. The Surf City Police Department, North Topsail Beach Fire Department, and Onslow County EMS also responded to the incident to assist.