A 17-year-old has been charged in a December 21 shooting death in Enfield.
Enfield police Chief Chuck Hasty said in a statement the arrest of the juvenile occurred around 1:30 p.m. Monday when Officer Marcus Morris of the Scotland Neck Police Department conducted a traffic stop and located the teen, who because of his age is not being named.
The male juvenile is presently being held in secure custody.
Hasty said this morning the juvenile had a secure custody order outstanding in the shooting death of 25-year-old Deaundra Boone.
Hasty said based on the information investigators have, the juvenile is believed to be the alleged shooter in the case.
Last month A’zhavion Khairek Wiggins, 20, of Scotland Neck, surrendered to Morris and was
charged on an outstanding warrant for accessory after the fact of murder.
Hasty said Wiggins allegedly served as the driver of a getaway vehicle following the shooting of Boone, who later died of the injuries he sustained while being treated at a trauma center.
Denija Jaheen Parker, 19, of Scotland Neck, was charged with murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy in the case.
Hasty said investigators are still following up on leads on what was robbed from the victim.
Parker was also charged by the Scotland Neck Police Department with first-degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering, robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault by pointing a gun.
On the day of the shooting officers were dispatched around 4 p.m. to the Stop and Go Mart about a gunshot victim in the parking lot.
Officers rendered aid to Boone, of Enfield, until Halifax County EMS arrived and transported him to Vidant North.
Investigators are still following up on information that has been obtained during this investigation, Hasty said in the statement.