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3 Charged in Wilson Wal-Mart Shooting That Injured 4

Posted April 6, 2007

— Wilson police have arrested three men and are searching for a fourth in connection with a shooting outside a discount store that injured four people.

The shooting happened at about 1:25 a.m. Friday outside the 24-hour Wal-Mart at 2500 Forest Hills Road.

Investigators were still trying to determine what happened, but witnesses at the scene told WRAL that they saw about 20 teenagers dressed in tuxedos hanging out in the parking lot. They then heard yelling and shots being fired.

Three of the victims -- Philip McNeil, 19, of Sharpsburg; Christopher Jerome Bullock, 21, of Wilson; and Markel Quishon Barnes, 18, of Elm City -- were treated at Wilson Medical Center for minor injuries and later released.

The fourth victim, Stephon Chester Brooks, 17, of Elm City, was airlifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital for emergency surgery. He was listed in critical condition Friday afternoon.

Friends said the victims were all students at Fike High School in Wilson and that they had been at the prom prior to the shooting.

Police arrested Terrell Bynum, 18, of 1209 Thurston Drive in Wilson and charged him with four counts of attempted first-degree murder. He was being held Friday afternoon in the Wilson County Jail under a $250,000 secured bond.

Officers later arrested two other men in connection with the case and were looking for a fourth man Friday afternoon. Anthony Jerrel Cannady, 18, of 215 R.B. Ave., Stantonsburg, and Christopher Todd Davis, 20, of 820 Starmount Circle, Wilson, were charged with four counts of accessory after the fact of attempted first-degree murder.

Davis was also charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a dwelling.

Many customers were stuck in the store for several hours because their cars were inside the taped-off crime-scene area where police were investigating.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Wilson CrimeStoppers at 252-243-2255.


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  • mslisac363 Apr 9, 2007

    What does George Bush have to do with stupid kids? He is not in office to teach kids what their parents should have. Wolfman you hit this right on the nail!

  • wp Apr 9, 2007

    It seems to me a lot of people are forgetting two words...PERSONAL CHOICE. The shooter had that. It was his choice to have that gun and use it. Blame whoever you want - Wilson, Walmart, the boys parents, his friends, but the only person truly at fault is the shooter himself. He may have had good or bad influences like bad parents, friends, or have been a gang member - I don't know about all that. What I do know is he made that choice to use the gun and now he should have to pay for it.

  • Al Capone Apr 9, 2007

    Ooops, it may not have been WRAL. I can't remember now.

  • Al Capone Apr 9, 2007

    Maybe they were very envious that these kids at the prom might have been trying to have a bright future or something and didn't want to be gangsters. Remember the story on WRAL that was about black kids accusing other black kids of "acting white"? That gave me a good laugh.

  • wizard633 Apr 8, 2007

    There is a shocker, 3 young black boy's with guns shooting people. What they fail to see is that they have ruined their lives before it started. I don't know what these young people coming up in today's time think they have to prove. Obviously, they don't think or are not capable of thinking.

  • Wildside Apr 8, 2007

    Wolfman, you must've just moved here from Vermont. Welcome to hell

  • Wolfman456 Apr 8, 2007

    Wow, I've never seen so many dumb comments in one place.

  • Al Capone Apr 7, 2007

    Just Dont Understand, it was a joke. Chill. Wow!!

  • JustDontUnderstandPpl Apr 7, 2007

    Get Serious...are you for real??? What in the heck does George Bush have to do with this??? If you are going to blame him, add Jesse Jackson, Justin Timberlake, etc to the list as they are all public figures. This was a PERSONAL choice on the part of these people...

  • ecuhg Apr 7, 2007

    I guess my comment got deleted by the eyes of WRAL. Must have hit a nerve with the truth. Oh well.