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Suspect arrested in fatal North Carolina nightclub shooting

Posted 3:48 p.m. Friday

— Police in North Carolina have arrested a suspect wanted in a fatal nightclub shooting.

A statement from the Kinston Police Department says 25-year-old James Sparks III of Cary was arrested Friday by police and members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Warrants had been issued for Sparks charging him with murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was arrested at a Kinston residence.

Investigators say Vontrice Latrell Robinson was shot to death after a disturbance in the parking lot at the nightclub. Robinson's funeral was on Friday.

A second man was shot but is expected to recover.

Sparks is jailed without bond, and it's not known if he has an attorney.

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