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Wilson Convenience Store Shooting Suspect Arrested

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WILSON, N.C. — A man wanted in connection with a shooting at a Wilson convenience store on Saturday was arrested Sunday morning.

Investigators said Lamarcus Jones, 29, walked into the Peace Mini Mart on

Hines Street

at about noon on Saturday, armed with a gun.

"(Jones) went to rob it, and the store clerk kind of resisted," said Wilson Police Det. J.K. Lamm. "A struggle took place and several shots were fired, at which time the clerk was shot."

Jones, authorities said, fled the scene with an unknown amount of money. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested him at about 3 a.m. at his girlfriend's house in Wilson.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital for emergency surgery. His condition, however, was not immediately known.

Police said the Peace Mini Mart is a neighborhood grocery store for many Wilson residents, and authorities haven't had to deal with many problems there in the past.

Jones faces attempted first-degree murder and first-degree robbery charges.


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