Holly Springs police say man was shot accidentally, but woman faces charges

Shebria Anne Kersey
Shebria Anne Kersey

A 22-year-old Wake County woman was arrested Tuesday evening on two misdemeanor charges after a 20-year-old man was seriously wounded in what police said was an accidental shooting at a house in Holly Springs.

Shebria Anne Kersey, who lives on Wyndfair Drive near Fuquay-Varina, was arrested at the shooting scene at 968 W. Holly Springs Road several hours after the incident.

Police charged her with discharging a firearm inside town limits and with resisting officers who were investigating what happened. She also was served with three warrants from Harnett County from 2015.

Police did not disclose the victim’s name, but his identification showed he lived in Angier, a town spokesman said.

A statement issued by the town said the shooting happened in or near a vehicle that was outside the one-story brick house at the intersection of N.C. 55 and police believed it was accidental.

The shooting happened in the afternoon, the statement said. Kersey was arrested about 6:30 p.m., according to county arrest records.

Kersey was held in lieu of $18,000 bail.

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT