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Four charged in Kinston shootings

Posted January 7, 2013

— Four men have been charged in a Dec. 26 shooting that left one man dead and another injured in Kinston, police said Monday.

Justin Wilson, 23, of 107 N. Orion St., is charged along with William Deshwan Wilson, 21, Joseph Michael Wilson, 27, and Elwood Donell Gray, 32, all of 132 South Adkin St.

Kinston police said the men face charges of murder in the shooting death of Dajuquon Poole and attempted murder in the shooting of Tiran Farris.

Officers responded to the 900 block of E. King Street about 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 26 after getting a call about a fight and shots being fired. They found Poole, 19, and Farris, 28, both of Kinston, suffering from gunshot wounds.

The men were taken to Lenoir Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where Poole was pronounced dead.

The suspects were held in the Lenoir County jail under no bond.


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  • Flattop Jan 7, 2013

    When will the NAACP focus on solving the morale issue with the Black youths who keep killing people?

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jan 7, 2013

    First they need to get rid of the dreds and get a clean hair cut. Now after that, the judge should send them to prison for 50 years.

  • harleysfather60 Jan 7, 2013

    Yes, lots of sensoring lately. Im sure these young men have made lots of good contributions to society, and have excellent work history.

  • ListentoMeNow Jan 7, 2013

    Will stupid people EVER realize that you don't get away with murder? I am continually amazed at the ignorance of these folks on the news.

  • Bronco Jan 7, 2013

    No probation and No parole and definately no PLEA BARGIN..Go directly to jail for life if found guilty.

  • ThaasRiiight Jan 7, 2013

    @ lumberman...Excellent comment and I am black myself!!

  • lumberman Jan 7, 2013

    Black on black crime is through the roof. But it is a problem NO ONE wants to admit is a problem. Do not talk about it and maybe it will go away. The good rev barber should take a stand against this but there is to much danger in going in to the war zones for him. He only shows up in the nice safe places like say a school board meeting.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 7, 2013

    bmac , I was being sarcastic in a politically correct manner so WRAL would not censor me as they sometimes do. I know what Barber is all about. And this is the first time i've ever used REV. in front of his name. He has refused to denounce the Wilmington 3 who murdered their white victim in cold blood down in the Wilmington area, and he seems to never show up even when black on black crime is committed within his own communities....thus, he only shows up when the cameras are rolling and the reporters have their pen and pads out.. I get it, and I agree with you.

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  • PracticalMagick Jan 7, 2013

    Sorry...I haven't GOTTEN to that story yet...