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Lumberton man, 12-year-old boy charged with murder

Posted April 1, 2010 3:15 p.m. EDT
Updated April 1, 2010 4:39 p.m. EDT

— A man and a 12-year-old boy are charged in the shooting death of a Lumberton man, police said.

Michael Chuang, 39, died after being shot at the intersection of Clewis Street and Muller Drive around 10 p.m. on March 19, Lumberton police Lt. Johnny Barnes said. Chuang was in the midst of an argument stemming from a long-standing dispute with his neighbors, Barnes said.

Chuang's 15-year-old son was also shot. He was treated and released from Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

Jimmy Douglas Tilley, 31, of 211 E Ave., was arrested at his home Thursday afternoon. He is charged with first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury, discharging a weapon into occupied property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, police sad.

The 12-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was taken into custody by juvenile authorities. Barnes said two teen boys – a 14-year-old and 15-year-old – were also arrested in the shooting death. Their names were not released.

The boys are charged with the same crimes as Tilley, except for possession of a firearm by a felon.

Barnes said the 12-year-old boy and Tilley were friends.