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Three arrested in shooting of Seventy-First High student

Posted November 10, 2008 7:17 p.m. EST
Updated November 11, 2008 12:23 a.m. EST

— Police on Monday arrested three men in the shooting of a 16-year-old Seventy-First High School student.

Investigators said that two men assaulted Julius Whitsett, and then another man shot the teen in the neck Thursday, Nov. 6. The attack happened in the Berriedale Drive and Brussels Court area.

Whitsett was airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill and released later that week.

On Monday evening, officers arrested Keenan Lemar Brown, 18, and Willie Howard Robinson, 17, both of 5706 Selkirk Place, and Michael Adam Mathis, 18, of 6582 Vineyard Drive.

Brown faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and conspiracy to commit assault.

Robinson and Mathis were each charged with simple assault, conspiracy to commit assault and aiding and abetting a felony.

The suspects were booked in the Cumberland County Jail Monday evening.