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2 arrested, 2 wanted after slain teen found outside Kinston church

Posted June 26
Updated June 27

From left: Thomas Maurice Bullock, Tyrek Rashaad Leach, Jaquel Daquan Lawson and Christopher Daquonne Hembry.
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— Two men were arrested Monday for their involvement in a shooting that left one teenager dead outside a Kinston church.

Sunday, police officers responded to a shots-fired call in the area of Bill Faye Park at about 5:15 p.m.

They found the body of Antonio Larinzo Hines, 18, of Kinston, on the property of Westside Free Will Baptist Church at 1205 Lynn Drive, which is next to the park.

Hines had been shot multiple times, police said.

The Kinston Police Department has arrested Thomas Maurice Bullock, 18, and Tyrek Rashaad Leach, 17, at 2808 Fairfax Drive and placed them in the Lenoir County Jail under no bond.

Investigators are still searching for Jaquel Daquan Lawson, 20, and Christopher Daquonne Hembry, 19, who are also believed to be suspects.

Witnesses told police Sunday that an older-model, white, two-tone Buick left the area around the time of the shooting with several people inside.

Anyone with information regarding the location of Lawson and Hembry is asked to call the Kinston Police Department or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.


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  • Lance Boyle Jun 27, 6:52 p.m.
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    Get them to trial and then to prison.

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Jun 27, 1:49 p.m.
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    Promise you that all of these oxygen thieves already have lengthy criminal records and probably should have been put away a long time ago.

  • Charlie Watkins Jun 27, 7:37 a.m.
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    Did this happen in the Green Zone?