ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) - A 21-year-old Hertford man has been arrested and charged in aquadruple shooting at an outdoor graduation party in ElizabethCity, N.C., that killed one person and injured the other three, thecity's police said.
Antonio West has been charged with first degree murder and isbeing held on $2 million bond.
Police were called to Newby Street and Beechwood Avenue onSaturday June 12, for the report of shots fired. They arrived tofind four victims.
18-year-old Daquan Brown was shot in the head. He wastransported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he died.Police said the party was being held for Brown's girlfriend who hadjust graduated from high school.
Another victim, 20-year-old Arron Lightfoot, was taken toSentara Norfolk for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He is listed incritical condition.
Sharmon Green, 20, and a 15-year-old victim were treated fortheir injuries at Albermarle Hospital and released.
Detectives say they have spoken with Brown's father anduncle.
"They're devastated," said Elizabeth City Detective Jerry Boyce." All reports we have on Mr. Brown was that he was a nice youngman, church-going...he sang in the church. I had met Mr. Brownprevious to this and he seemed to be a nice young man."
Boyce said that more than 100 people attended the party.
"Adults and also small children [attended.] It was like acommunity cookout and family. It's a close knit community overthere in Oak Grove."
Boyce said investigators are looking for additional suspects andbelieve more arrests could be made in connection with thesecrimes.
If you have any information that could help police with thiscase, you can call Boyce at 252-335-4321, extension 237.
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