Demarius Antoine Benson, 19, of Eastway Drive, was arrested Sunday in connection with the death of Sadeq Ali Mohommed Alashmali, 31, of Henderson, during a robbery of the Williamsboro Grocery at a Shell gas station, 7690 N.C. Highway 39 North, on Friday. Sheriff Peter White said that Benson also shot at another person in the store. That person was not injured.
Friends of Alashmali feel the justice system failed their friend and plan to take their concerns on Thursday to the Vance County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney.
Both are charged with first-degree murder.
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