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Kinston man shot in head dies; suspects arrested

Posted July 22, 2015
Updated July 24, 2015

Adrian Torres Lopez, left, and Jaime Luis Torres
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— Police have charged two Kinston men with murder in connection with a weekend shooting.

Officers responding to 611 Girl Scout Road in Kinston late Sunday found Jack Davis Jr., 71, with an apparent gunshot wound to his head, police said.

Davis died Tuesday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Jaime Luis Torres, 20, of 523 E. Bright St., Apt. E, was charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, first-degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon and larceny of a motor vehicle. Adrian Torres Lopez, 19, of 2879 Lemuel Dawson Road, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, armed robbery and larceny of a motor vehicle.

Torres was being held without bond in the Lenoir County jail, while Lopez was being held under a $750,000 bond.

Police didn't release other details of the case, such as a possible motive or what evidence links the men to the crime.

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  • Jim Frei Jul 22, 2015
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    I thought removing the Confederate battle flag would stop all this black-on-black crime. I guess Mr. Torres did not get the memo.