BURLINGTON, NC. (THECOUNT) — Burlington man, Donald Cody Watlington, has been identified as the victim found fatally shot Monday night in Burlington, North Carolina.

Watlington, 27, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound while in the area of the Tucker Street Apartments in Burlington after 10:30 p.m. Monday night.


Burlington police say, Watlington was discovered fatally shot in the back on the sidewalk in between two apartment buildings near Center Avenue and Tucker Street.

“It appears Watlington sustained a single gunshot wound to the back. Currently the investigation is on-going,” reports WXii.

Friends and family member took to Facebook to remember Watlington:

Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500. For anonymous methods, call Alamance County-Wide Crime Stoppers at (336) 229-7100 or text 8398 to 274637 for text a -tip method, both with possible cash rewards.

Geo quick facts: Burlington is a city in Alamance and Guilford counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the principal city of the Burlington, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area – wikipedia.