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Wilson Man Charged With Murder in Shooting

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Anthony L. McNeil
WILSON, N.C. — Wilson police charged a 25-year-old man with first-degree murder Thursday after a shooting that killed another man.

Police got a call Thursday morning that a man had been shot on Darden Lane in the city. They said they found William F. Barnes, 37, of Wilson with a gunshot wound in his stomach. He died after being airlifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, they said.

Anthony L. McNeil, 25, who police said lived in the 600 block where police found Barnes, turned himself in and was charged with first-degree murder, police said.

McNeil was held in the Wilson County Jail for arraignment Friday, police said.


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