KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of a man on Sunday.
On Monday, Taquan Darden, 18, was arrested by deputies with the Jones County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office. A warrant for Darden’s arrest was issued by Kinston police on Sunday.
Darden will remain in the Georgia jail awaiting extradition back to Kinston.
On Sunday, the Kinston Police Department reported sending officers to the intersection of Nobles Lane and Stadium Drive after getting a call at 4:40 p.m. of a man with multiple gunshot wounds. They arrived and, along with Lenoir County EMS, administered life-saving measures.
The victim — identified Monday morning by police as Nathaniel Crawford, 22, of Kinston — died en route to ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville.
If anyone has information about this case, they are asked to call the Kinston Police Department’s Tips Line at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.