Sheriff: 2 arrests made in Hoke County shooting

Friday, September 8, 2017
Devour Hodges Jr. and Davonte McDuffie
Devour Hodges Jr. and Davonte McDuffie
images courtesy Hoke County Sheriff's Office

HOKE COUNTY, North Carolina -- Hoke County Sheriffs Department have arrested two men accused in a shooting that happened back in May.

Devour Hodges Jr. and Davonte McDuffie have both been charged with first-degree murder and felony conspiracy.

Deputies say in May they responded to a shooting at the intersection of Heron Drive and Mockingbird Hill Drive. There, they found Chavez Christian Lockhart seated in the driver's seat of his car with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

Lockhart is the half-brother of Shaniya Davis, who was killed in Cumberland County in 2009.

5-year-old Shaniya Davis

Mario McNeill was convicted and sentenced to death for killing the 5-year-old.

READ MORE: Man convicted of killing 5-year-old wants new trial

Lockhart was taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Hodges Jr. and McDuffie are being held at the Hoke County Detention Center without bond.