KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) –  Two teenagers are facing charges in connection to a shooting in Kinston on Saturday.

Tajhmere Hyman Turnage, 16, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury and one count of discharging a firearm from a vehicle to incite fear.

Police said 18-year-old Zyquan Lewis and 16-year-old Daveyontae Miller were walking along Waverly Avenue when a vehicle drove by. 

A suspect riding in the car shot Lewis multiple times in the upper and lower body, while Miller was shot in the lower body, police said. 

Police found a gun on the ground next to Lewis, which was jammed and appeared to have been fired.

Turnage, who was arrested for a firearms violation the previous day, was served the arrest warrants while he was awaiting trial for the firearms violation. His bond amount is unknown. 

Lewis was also charged; police said the gun found next to him was stolen.

Lewis was arrested at his home in Kinston and charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

He was placed in the Lenoir County Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond. 

Police said both Lewis and Miller recovered from their injuries and have been released from the hospital. 


Kinston Police responded to a shooting in the 900th block of Fairfield Avenue on Saturday.

Captain Russell said it happened around 1:46 p.m.

According to reports, an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old were shot walking near the intersection of Waverly Avenue and Fairfield Avenue.

One is in critical condition, the other subject’s injuries are non-life threatening.

At this time the names of the victims haven’t been released.

Kinston Police is still looking for the suspect in this case.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to call the Kinston Police Dept. at 252-939-3160, the TIPS LINE at 252-939-4020, or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.