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Four charged in Kinston shootings

Posted January 7, 2013 9:08 a.m. EST
Updated January 7, 2013 9:46 a.m. EST

— Four men have been charged in a Dec. 26 shooting that left one man dead and another injured in Kinston, police said Monday.

Justin Wilson, 23, of 107 N. Orion St., is charged along with William Deshwan Wilson, 21, Joseph Michael Wilson, 27, and Elwood Donell Gray, 32, all of 132 South Adkin St.

Kinston police said the men face charges of murder in the shooting death of Dajuquon Poole and attempted murder in the shooting of Tiran Farris.

Officers responded to the 900 block of E. King Street about 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 26 after getting a call about a fight and shots being fired. They found Poole, 19, and Farris, 28, both of Kinston, suffering from gunshot wounds.

The men were taken to Lenoir Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where Poole was pronounced dead.

The suspects were held in the Lenoir County jail under no bond.