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NEW INFO: 9-Year-Old Shot To Death, Suspect Arrested

Wallace Police have arrested a suspect for the shooting death of a 9-year-old boy who was visiting the area from New York.

Authorities say Meshan Macmillian is charged with first degree murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling, possession of firearm by felon, and felony conspiracy to commit murder.

Macmillian has been placed in jail without a bond.

Police say 9-year-old Leon Halley III was shot around 4 p.m. while inside a relatives home on Satchell Street in Wallace Saturday.

Relatives say Halley was inside playing video games when the doorbell rang. They say he got up to go get it and a bullet came through the back window and killed him.

The family was visiting the area from New York.

Police believe the shooting is based on a long-running feud among different factions. They do not believe the boy was the intended target.

Police say they are still looking into the possibility of more suspects that were involved.

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Wallace Police are searching for suspects after a 9-year-old boy was shot to death.

It happened at 410 Satchell Street in Wallace, that's in Duplin County.

An official says the 9-year-old was visiting the Wallace area.

Police are currently looking for suspects and are investigating the death as a homicide.


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