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Police identify slain Wilson teen

Posted June 28, 2008
Updated June 30, 2008

— A 13-year-old boy died Saturday after being shot in the chest in Wilson, police said.

Officers responding to calls about a person shot around 4:50 p.m. Saturday found Devonta Maykell Carpenter at 1106 Churchill Ave. He was transported to Wilson Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Police said Carpenter was visiting his grandmother's house when the shooting occurred. The case remains under investigation, but police said Monday morning they weren't actively looking for anyone in connection with the shooting.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2328 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.


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  • TheAdmiral Jun 30, 2008

    Whenever you liberals want to get outraged and take back the street - let me know. I have my guns ready whenever you really get sick and tired of the laws you want to pass being ineffective.

  • shellbelle Jun 30, 2008

    It's awful to hear about teens being shot and killed...