KPD investigating Wednesday night shooting, victim identified


KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting reported in Kinston Wednesday night.

At 11:34 p.m., the Kinston Police Department responded to 607 East Highland Avenue in Kinston in reference to a subject that had been shot.

Officers arrived on the scene and said they located a 34-year-old black male with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Officers are following up on several leads at this time but encourage anyone that may have been in the area to contact the Kinston Police Department.

 All subjects involved in this incident have been located.

On Wednesday night, police responded to 607 East Highland Avenue in response to a 911 call of a domestic disturbance where a subject had been shot.

The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Alexander Jerrod Baker.

Baker was staying at the residence with his girlfriend, a 20-year-old male, and two juvenile male subjects. 

All subjects involved in the incident have been identified and are cooperating in the investigation.

Kinston Police are conferring with the Lenoir County District Attorneys’ Office on the investigation and possible charges related to the incident.

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