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Suspect Duplin County shooting arrested in Maryland

MAGNOLIA, N.C. (WNCT) - A Kenansville man wanted after a man an a woman was found shot, one fatally, in Duplin County has been arrested in Maryland.

Mike Lewis, from the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, said that he received a request for assistance from the Duplin County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies along the Maryland State Troopers arrested Lamir Elam in Hartford County, Maryland Tuesday afternoon.

His vehicle was spotted approaching the Susquehanna River Bridge.

He is being held without bond in the Harford County Detention awaiting extradition to the North Carolina. 

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The Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for a Kenansville man after a man and a woman was found shot, one fatally, in Duplin County Tuesday.  

Deputies responded to a residence on Bonham Road near the town of Magnolia on Tuesday, where they found both 27-year-old Tammy Hannah and 30-year-old Ever Espinoza unresponsive in the front yard.

Hannah died due to injuries sustained from a gunshot wound. Espinoza, who was hit in the back, was taken to Vidant Medical Center.

The Sheriff’s Office said the suspect is Lamir Elam, a 28-year-old man who is 5 foot 11 inches tall and weight about 196 pounds. His last known address is on East NC 24 Highway in Kenansville, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office said he should be considered armed and dangerous, and anyone with information should contact the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office at 910-296-2150.  
 


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