Third person arrested in Fairmont teen's death
Posted April 4, 2013
Fairmont, N.C. — A third person has been arrested in the shooting death last month of a teen at a Fairmont park.
Bobby Deshawn Jones, 19, of Lumberton, is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
DaQuan "Mucci" Stephens, 16, was playing basketball at Calvin Haggins Park on Linden Street on March 22 when another 16-year-old boy approached and shot him repeatedly at close range, police said.
The suspected gunman, Jerod Kutree McNeill, of Lumberton, is still sought in the case, as is Julius Rogers, 20, of Fairmont.
In addition to Jones, Shinaha Nashae Grissett, 22, of Fairmont, and Natasha Deshawn Owens, 23, of Lumberton, have been arrested in the case.
Police said they believe a carload of people followed Stephens to the park – one even had her 2-year-old child with her, they said – and that the shooting was gang-related.