6th Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Wilson 7-Year-Old

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The Wilson Police Department and the U.S. Marshal's Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested and charged the sixth suspect with first degree murder in the death of 7-year-old Kamari Jones.

22-year-old Ceante Latrell Spells of Wilson was located and arrested in Greenville.

Spells is currently in custody with no bond.

On July 23 at 9:51 p.m., the Wilson Police Department responded to the 400 block of Parkview St. in regards to a shooting into an occupied dwelling.

When officers arrived they found that a residence had been shot and that Jones had been struck during the shooting.

He was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville and later died.

Police had previously arrested Donnell Hill, 19, Anfernee Knight, 18, Kenneth Vinson, 22, and Demetrius Spells, 22, all of Wilson and Montavius Davis, 24, of Stantonsburg.

The Wilson Police Department is encouraging anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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Police say they have made four more arrests in the murder of a seven-year-old.

Kamari Jones was killed July 23rd after gunfire hit his home on Parkview Drive in Wilson around 9:50 p.m.

Charged with murder are Donnell Hill, 19, Anfernee Knight, 18, Kenneth Vinson, 22, and Demetrius Spells, 22, all of Wilson.

Police had previously charged Montavius Davis with the boy's murder and said more arrests were expected.

Jones was shot when he was sleeping in his Wilson home. Neighbors believed the bullet was a result of a gun battle going on in the neighborhood.

The four men were arrested Tuesday and are being held without bond.


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Friday marks an emotional day in the case of a 7-year-old Wilson boy shot in his home. His mother will bury her son while the man accused of killing the boy faces a judge.

On July 23rd, Wilson Police said they got a call of gunfire on Parkview Drive around 9:50 p.m.

Officers said they arrived to find a car shot into as well as a home, where 7-year-old Kamari Jones had been hit.

The boy died soon after he was taken to Vidant Medical Center.

On the day of the 7-year-old's viewing, July 31st, police announced they made an arrest in the case.

Montavius Davis, 24, was out of jail on probation for drug charges at the time of the fatal shooting. Police said they connected him to the crime and charged him with first-degree murder.

Davis has multiple drug convictions on his criminal record but has served an active sentence for only one of those convictions.

The 24-year-old is being held in jail without bond, and court records show he is due in court Friday.

At 1 p.m. on the same day, family and friends will gather for Kamari Jones' funeral at Peace Church in Wilson.

The 7-year-old would have started his second-grade year at Hearne Elementary in Wilson on August 25th.


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A man who was out on probation for drug charges has been charged in last week's shooting death of a seven-year-old.

Kamari Jones was shot when he was sleeping in his Wilson home last week. Neighbors believed the bullet was a result of a gun battle going on in the neighborhood.

Wilson police have charged Montavius Davis of Stantonsburg with first degree murder.

Police say more arrests are expected.

Davis already has a pending drug charge, as well as multiple pending probation violations in Wilson County.

Records show the 24-year-old Davis was out on probation on other drug charges when last week's shooting death occurred.

The man has other multiple drug convictions, but only served an active prison sentence for one of those convictions.

Davis is being held without bond.



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The goodbye and funeral plans are now set for the young boy police say died when a bullet struck through his Wilson home while he was sleeping last week.

The public viewing for Kamari Jones runs from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel in Wilson.

The funeral for the rising second-grader is scheduled for Friday at Peace Church in Wilson at 1 p.m.

Authorities said Jones was hit by a bullet while he was sleeping inside his home last Wednesday. He died hours after the gunshot at Vidant Medical in Greenville.

Neighbors believed the bullet was a result of a gun battle going on in the neighborhood.

Jones was a rising second grader at Margaret Hearne Elementary.



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Heartbreak in one community takes a heated tone of anger for some as they said goodbye to a 7-year-old boy who was hit by a bullet that sailed into his home while the child was sleeping.

Five days later, there is no one charged in the child's death.

Clutching candles and photos, hundreds of people gathered in Wilson on Sunday night for a vigil in memory of Kamari Jones.

Jones was asleep in his Wilson home when police said he was shot Wednesday night.

Officers think the bullet came from outside, and neighbors told WITN they heard a gun battle in their backyards.

The child's mother, Keisha Carter, said support from her community is keeping her strong.

"We cannot let this happen again. If you don't get them off the street tonight, it might be your child tomorrow," said local youth pastor Freddie William. "My question is what are you waiting for?"

Wilson Police are still asking anyone who can help them with this investigation to call. The number to CrimeStoppers is (252) 243-2255.

The family of Kamari Jones is also looking for help paying for the boy's funeral. If you would like to contribute, you can send a checks with "Kamari Jones" written in the memo line to:

Hearne Elementary School
300 W. Gold Street
Wilson, N.C.
27893


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Police now have identified the seven-year-old who was killed while inside his home Wednesday night.

Neighbors say Kamari Jones was shot when he was asleep in his Parkview Street home. Jones later died at Vidant Medical Center.

Neighbors described the shooting as a gunfight, with five shots fired by three men from outside the house.

Police say no arrests have been made in the murder. They continue to encourage the community to help them with the investigation.


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Wilson police say a seven-year-old was hit and killed by a bullet when it was fired into the child's home Wednesday night.

Sergeant Steven Stroud said around 9:50 p.m., officers got a call of shots fired into a home in the 400-block of Parkview Street.

Police said they got there to find the home was shot at and a seven-year-old child, who was inside at the time, was hit.

Neighbors tell WITN that the boy was asleep in his bed when he was hit by gunfire. They describe a gunfight with five shots fired by three men from outside the house.

The child was taken to Vidant Medical Center for treatment. Thursday morning police said that child died as a result of the gunshot.

A vehicle parked near the house was also struck by gunfire, shattering the back driver's side window.


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Wilson Police are working to find out who fired a gun into a home overnight, hitting a seven-year-old who was inside.

Sergeant Steven Stroud with Wilson Police said at 9:51 p.m. Wednesday, officers got a call of shots fired into a home in the 400-block of Parkview Street.

Police said they got there to find the home was shot at and a seven-year-old child, who was inside at the time, was hit.

That child was taken to Vidant Medical Center for treatment. There is no word yet on the child's name, gender, or condition.

Police said they are continuing their investigation.

If you were in the area at the time or know anything that may help police, you are asked to call CrimeStoppers at (252) 243-2255.


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