Teen Has First Court Appearance For Murder Of Former Classmate

A teen accused of killing a former high school classmate made his first court appearance Monday morning.

The charge against Kyliel Wade was upgraded to murder when Rasheed Jones died Saturday morning at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The 17-year-old Kinston High School 11th grader was gunned down Thursday afternoon in the 500 block of Independence Street.

The first appearance for Wade was held in the Lenoir County jail. A judge increased his bond to $2-million and set his next court date as May 10th.

Wade's cousin spoke to us and says that if he's guilty, then he'll have to face justice, but cautioned the public not to pre-judge the teen.

School officials say the 17-year-old Wade was a student earlier this year at Kinston High, but was transferred to the county's alternative school.

Police say they are still looking for two other people involved in the murder.

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Kinston Police say Rasheed Jones died Saturday morning now the suspect, Kyliel Wade, will have his first court appearance Monday on First Degree Murder charges.


Kinston Police say Rasheed Jones died early this morning. Suspect Kyliel Wade will now face First Degree Murder charges.

Police say a suspect named Friday night in a shooting that left a high school student critically injured has turned himself in.

Kyliel Wade, who is 17-years-old, is charged with the attempted murder of Rasheed Jones. Police say Wade is now in the Lenoir County jail under a $1-million dollar bond.

Jones remains in critical condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The 17-year-old was shot in the head on the 500 block of North Independence Street Thursday afternoon. Jone is an 11th grader at Kinston High School.

Police have not said what a possible motive was in the shooting, and they continue to follow leads for more suspects.

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Kinston police say they have named one suspect in Thursday's shooting of a Kinston High School student.

Kyliel Wade, who is 17-years-old, is wanted for the attempted murder of Rasheed Jones. Police say they are searching for Wade who lives on East Capitola Avenue, that's just three blocks from the shooting scene.

Jones remains in critical condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The 17-year-old was shot in the head on the 500 block of North Independence Street.

Police say they are searching for more information on additional suspects in the shooting.

Records show Wade was convicted for second degree trespass from Lenoir County in October and given a suspended sentence plus probation.

High School Reaction

Students at one high school struggle with the fact one of their classmates is fighting for his life in a Greenville hospital.

Kinston police say Rasheed Jones was shot around 4:30 Thursday afternoon on Independence Street.

Officials say the 17-year-old was rushed to Lenoir Memorial Hospital before being airlifted to Pitt County Memorial. Hospital officials could not confirm his condition.

Jones is a junior at Kinston High School. School officials say counselors are on campus Friday helping students cope with the shooting.

"A very nice young man, very likable young man, well respected by his peers, smiling all the time," said principal Wynn Whittington.
"Whether they're here for the 7 or 8 hours, they're here a day or they're at home, they're our babies, they're our children. you know I have close to 900 children here that I call my own."

Police say three people, possibly teens themselves, were seen leaving the crime scene on bicycles.

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Kinston Authorities say a 17-year-old was shot Thursday at 4:32PM on the 500 block of North Independence Street in Kinston.

Officers say when they got the scene they found 17-year-old Rasheed Jones lying in the roadway with a gunshot wound.

Jones was transported to Lenoir Memorial Hospital via ambulance and then transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital via EastCare Air Ambulance. His condition at this time is not known.

The Kinston Department of Public Safety says it's looking for three young men, all wearing white tee shirts who witnesses say were involved in the shooting.

They were last seen running from the area.

If anyone has information ref. this incident, they are asked to call the Kinston Department of Public Safety at 939-3160 or the Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 523-4444.

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Kinston police are at the scene of a shooting, just a couple of blocks from the Lenoir County Courthouse.

The call came in shortly before 4:30 p.m. at the corner of East Washington and Independence Street.

Police tell WITN News that a 17-year-old was shot in the head and they are currently looking for three teens on bicycles wearing long white T-shirts.

A neighbor told reporter Dave Marcheskie that she heard two gunshots.

Police had shut down several blocks of Independence Street as they investigated the shooting, but have since re-opened the street.

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  • by DHA DI** PLEASER Location: JCKVILL on Dec 13, 2010 at 04:30 PM
  • by ruthless Location: greenville on Oct 27, 2010 at 07:56 AM
    kinston you need to tend to yourself beacuse this is not funny at all . put your shoes were your teeth at and stop running your mouth .. free kyliel wade
  • by Ghet$$$Mulah Location: Kinston on Jul 18, 2010 at 11:02 AM
    Man !!! RIP $HEED DOLLAZ . We Miss Youu ! =_= . I Remember My Friend Tellin Meh That Sheed Was Killed I Remember Breaking Down :( Rip Rasheed S Jones . We Miss U . If We Could Bring You Back We Would A Long Time Ago .! RIP $SHEED-DOLLAZ$
  • by Anonymous Location: to Ktown on Jun 10, 2010 at 05:44 PM
    you need to go straight to HELLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!
  • by to K-town on May 15, 2010 at 05:23 PM
    I know alot of 15 years old who hang around older kids. I know a grownup who said he went out at 14 years old and hung around older kids. This man is a very good husband and father who is smart and hard working. You or no one else knows what your child do when he goes out. Yes if Rasheed was my son I would be very angry, but if I was not there I would not be mad at one child who is only accused. I would want the truth and the right person punish. You ever wonder why kids get into gangs. I wonder sometimes. And sometimes I think they see these guys as family. Someone to protect them. If parents or other grown ups would talk with these kids and see whats going on we would have a better handle these situations Sometimes children go through alot. Before Kyliel made the choice to drop out of school someone should have spoken to him. Alot of you(especially the black male) don't like speaking to children who are not yours. Reach out to these kids and make a different.
  • by K-Town Location: Kinston on May 12, 2010 at 01:33 AM
    So I guess it's not his Mother's fault that he is 15 years-old hanging out with thugs that carry guns. I know his mother and she knows that him and his crip click was jumping on boys, stealing, smoking weed and hanging on corners when he should have been in school.Girl Bye, She knew and could have prevented him from doing some of the things that he were doing. And if she couldn't handle him she should have sent him away, Now he facing Murder Charges. No one is degrading them they did that when they killed someone's only son....for No Reason at All.
  • by DEDICATED Location: Kinston on May 10, 2010 at 03:47 PM
    I look and read over these comments they are ridiculous. How can some of you sit @ the computer & down grade these teens. Blaming the mother's that is so wrong. I know some of yall r upset but we have to go to the ten commandments on this one & let GOD deal with his children. Who r you people 2 take Jesus job away? Was yall there? I have 2 brother's that have been back & forth 2 prison and 1 which was a gang banger wanna b. My mom was the greatest mom in the world & my brother's still turned out 2 b street men so what do the mom have to do with it.there is no such thing as gang banging in kinston. My heart goes out to all the mother's of the teens especially to Rasheed's mother MAY GOD BLESS U! SHE WILL NEVER SEE HER SON AGAIN UNTIL THEY MEET N HEAVEN. Shame on u wanna b grown people down grading kids. yall probably got kids right now dat's off the chain so how can yall talk about these guys. MIND YOUR BUSINESS & LET THE SYSTEM & JESUS DO THERE PART.
  • by miss. independaent on May 6, 2010 at 03:06 PM
    To LadyK.Wade It's not hear say it's the truth Kyeil need to rot in jail
  • by Kinston Location: Ignorant Ruthless on May 6, 2010 at 01:15 PM
    This is exactly what I was Talking about. Most of the people defending Kyliel can't spell. People need to call the police when you little thugs are out committing crimes. Everybody knows that he was there, he even told the police that. KPD let's Clean up behind the courthouse. The projects first cause that's where they live. I bet ruthless goes to Sampson School.
  • by Ruthless Location: kinston on May 6, 2010 at 11:33 AM
    Kyleil is not in this.. whatever happen to that boy had nothing to do with kyleil.. the police just listing to what other ppl saying thats y they got him.. you ppl neda get a grip cuz real is real and youll aint doin nothing but running youll mouth..worry about youll self and b glad it wont you

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