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Suspect Wanted In Weekend Kinston Shooting

Kinston police now have a suspect in a weekend shooting that injured a man early Saturday.

The shooting happened on Old Snow Hill Road. Police say they're looking for 23-year-old Montez Garner of Kinston.on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Jamal Edwards was wounded in the thighs around 3:30 a.m. The 26-year-old man told lawmen he was shot by someone in a gray Mitsubishi Galant and was also flown to P.C.M.H.

Police say another crime that happened Sunday night turned out not to be a shooting after all.

That happened Sunday night around 7:50 p.m. Police say they got a call to a person shot in the 400 block of Atlantic Avenue. They found Jamell Howard with a head wound that turned out not to be from gunfire.

The 22-year-old was able to tell officers that two young man armed with handguns and wearing ball caps and hoodies tried to rob him. He was flown to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where he has since been released.


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Kinston Police are investigating a possible shooting, though detectives said they are not sure at this time whether the victim suffered another type of trauma to the head.

Commander Tim Dilday says police received a 911 call about a shooting at 7:48 p.m. Sunday. Officers responding to the 500 block of College St. in Kinston found 22-year-old Jamell Howard, suffering from trauma to the head. EMS transported Howard to Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston. He was later airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Dilday could not verify Howard's condition.

Commander Dilday says they are investigating the crime as a robbery. The suspects may be two young men, though no one has been identified by name at this time.

Howard was in his neighborhood when he was attacked, Dilday said, but he was several blocks from home. A passerby called 911.


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