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Fourth Suspect Arrested in Wilson Wal-Mart Shooting

Posted April 9, 2007 9:16 a.m. EDT

— Police on Monday arrested a fourth man in connection with a shooting outside a Wal-Mart last week that injured four people.

The shooting happened early Friday outside the 24-hour Wal-Mart at 2500 Forest Hills Road as a group of Fike High School students was hanging out after their Thursday night high school prom, police said.

Maurice Ruffin, 21, of 407 Applewhite Ave. in Stantonsburg, was charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder. He is being held in the Wilson County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.

Terrell Bynum, 18, of 1209 Thurston Drive in Wilson, was arrested Friday on four counts of attempted first-degree murder. He also is being held in the Wilson County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.

Anthony Jerrel Cannady, 18, of 215 R.B. Ave. in Stantonsburg, and Christopher Todd Davis, 20, of 820 Starmount Circle in Wilson, were charged Friday with four counts of accessory after the fact of attempted first-degree murder.

Three of the shooting victims -- Philip McNeil, 19, of Sharpsburg; Christopher Jerome Bullock, 21, of Wilson; and Markel Quishon Barnes, 18, of Elm City -- were treated at Wilson Medical Center for minor injuries and released.

The fourth victim, Stephon Chester Brooks, 17, of Elm City, remains hospitalized at Pitt Memorial Hospital.