Juvenile charged in Sampson County shooting that left man dead, woman injured

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
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ROSEBORO, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Sampson County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that it obtained arrest warrants for a suspect in a shooting that left a man dead and a woman injured.

The sheriff's office said Monday morning that deputies responded Saturday about 11:45 p.m. to the 100 block of Bud Spell Lane in Roseboro.

Marquese Moore, 23, of Garland, died at the scene. A woman was also found shot. She had what were described as non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

On Tuesday, the sheriff said investigators took an 18-year-old man into custody. The suspect wasn't identified because he just turned 18 and he was 17 on Saturday, the day the shootings took place.

He was charged with murder by juvenile petition. The suspect is being held at a juvenile holding facility awaiting court proceedings to transfer him to the adult court system.

"Investigators in this case worked diligently to gather facts, conduct interviews and bring into custody the person responsible. I hope this arrest can begin to bring closure to a grieving family," said Lt. Marcus Smith of the Sampson County Sheriff's Office.

No other details were released Tuesday.