Police ID gunman arrested after foot pursuit in Kinston

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KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) Police have identified a gunman who was arrested after a foot pursuit in Kinston on Tuesday, police said.

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the Kinston Police Department responded to a call of a man with a gun on the 4900 block of West Vernon Avenue.

Once the man was located, a struggle ensued with the responding officer, police said.

Police said that after a foot pursuit and subsequent search of the area, the man was located along a nearby wood line and taken into custody without further incident.

Articles of clothing and a firearm were located along the suspect’s path.

The suspect was identified as Imani J. Clayton, 23, of Rocky Mount.

Clayton will face the following charges:

  • Possession of a firearm with altered serial number
  • Felony carrying concealed gun
  • Resting/delaying/obstruction of a public official

This incident lasted one hour and was conducted with the assistance of the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

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