James Kenan Football Player Killed In Shooting

By: Dave Jordan
By: Dave Jordan

A football player for James Kenan High School in Duplin County was shot to death Wednesday night.

Warsaw police tell us just after midnight 18 year-old Derrick Barden, who was a starting linebacker for the team that won a state championship last year, was shot on Matthews street as he was sitting outside.

Police say the shooting was in the same apartment complex where Lisa Wallace was shot in May and lost her twins because of it. A suspect is in custody in that shooting.

Police say Barden was hit by a bullet after gunfire rang out from a wooded area. Police are still looking for a suspect. If you have any information, you can call the Warsaw Police department.

Warsaw Police say this is the 7th shooting death in the town since Memorial Day.


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  • by Flo Location: Maryland on Jul 5, 2008 at 11:19 AM
    Sympathy to the family.. It is astounding to me that there are that many killings in Warsaw. Wilmington DE has had 13 an it is a lot bigger city. I do not know the family but I feel bad for them. I feel bad for any area that is loosing their young to sensless violence. Communities need to wake up and find ways to prevent this heartbreak going forward. That guy from Detroit MI obviously never lived in North Carolina as I did or he would not be so faceious. North Carolina is actually a lot more civilized than Detroit. That guy could spend his time catching the "bad guys" in MI. Maybe he could join the Detroit Police Dept. There should be quite enough "bounting hunting" to keep him busy. Or maybe he could joun the Marine Courp. They could use some more help in Afghanistan.
  • by Anonymous Location: Detriot, Michigan on Jul 4, 2008 at 01:20 PM
    Sir, Do NC still have bounty hunters? why not give a bigger reward on these guys, I might come help look for them, either way, you give away something like set of rod-N-Rells, or free tires, orlivin room set and you will see how many will turn these guys in.just a thought
  • by Markiya Location: Rose Hill on Jul 4, 2008 at 10:03 AM
    Im going to miss Derrick. Before he left i was playing with him and laughing with him. Charell and I were watching a movie with him. Then he said that somebody threatened him. Then my friend Chrell told Derrick whenever he gets back home call us. But that never seemed to happen. But im going to miss Derrick i had a lot of fun with him. I miss his smiles and his ears. Thats what i play with everytime i see him but now i cantttt. But i pray for his family. Josh Barden, Adrain, Adam, Mont and more i love yall
  • by Magaret Location: Warsaw on Jul 4, 2008 at 05:49 AM
    I wanted to express my deepest sympathy to the Barden family. I watched Derrick play ball, he was a gifted player. Let the answers come from God.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 4, 2008 at 04:03 AM
    I'm telling you people, we have GOT to take back our communities! This is terrible! My thoughts and prayers go out to this young man's family and friends.
  • by MARIA Location: ROSE HILL, N.C. on Jul 3, 2008 at 09:08 PM
    WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO??? IT SEEMS ALL THE GOOD KIDS WHO MAY DO SOMETHING WITH THERE LIVES DONT MAKE IT. I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS GROWING UP THINGS LIKE THIS DIDNT HAPPEN AROUND HERE,ONLY IN THE CITY;BUT NOW ITS EVERYWHERE. I GIVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE BARDEN FAMILY.
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