KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Kinston police have arrested a suspect in the shooting of two people that happened on Thursday.
On Thursday, police obtained warrants for the arrest of Devonte Cantey, 23, of Kinston, for the shooting of Tabias Williams and Tamir Cobb. Cantey was charged with two counts of Attempted Murder, Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Vehicle, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
Officials said Cantey was arrested and taken into custody without incident. He has been placed in the Lenoir County Jail under a secured bond.
On Saturday, Kinston police said Williams died from his injuries. Cantey has since been charged with 1st Degree Murder and remains in the Lenoir County Jail. Cobb remains in serious condition at ECU Health Center but is expected to survive the altercation.
Officers responded at around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday to the 400 block of Clay Street in Kinston in reference to a report of two people shot. Officers found both suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
The victims were flown to ECU Health Medical Center, where they remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon. Officials believe an unknown suspect(s) shot the victims after an altercation. After the shooting, the suspect(s) fled the area.
If anyone has information about this incident, please call the Kinston Police Department’s Tips Line at 252-939-4020, Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444, or through the Tip411 App that is available on both Apple and Android devices.