Wilson police arrest man in 7-year-old's shooting
olice said Thursday that they have arrested a man in connection with the death of a 7-year-old Wilson boy killed in his bedroom last week and that they expect more arrests.Posted — Updated
Kamari Jones died July 23 after someone started shooting outside his home on Parkview Street. He was inside when a bullet flew through a window and struck him in the head, according to neighbors.
Montavius Syquan Davis, 24, of 7726 Gardners School Road, Stantonsburg, was jailed without bond on a charge of first-degree murder.
Investigators haven't commented on their investigation or offered a possible motive for the crime. Neighbors, however, reported seeing a man between two duplexes firing shots across the street, hitting at least two cars.
"The community’s help allowed us to work this case to a point where an arrest could be made," Wilson Police Sgt. Steven Stroud said in a statement.
He urged anyone who might have information about the case to contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.
Jones' death has brought together the local community.
About 100 residents, city leaders and law enforcement officers gathered Sunday night for a vigil outside the Wilson County Courthouse to remember the boy and to call for justice in his death.
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