UPDATE: 19-year-old charged in Tuesday’s shooting in Kinston

Published: Oct. 27, 2020 at 2:34 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2020 at 3:24 PM EDT
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KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - A 19-year-old has been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s shooting in Kinston.

Police say Deonko Brewer Jr. is charged with attempted first degree murder. He’s accused of shooting Khalil Dail on Tuesday afternoon in a parking lot on W. Vernon Avenue.

Dail was taken to Vidant Medical Center. No update has been given about his condition.

Brewer Jr. is in jail under a $1 million bond.

Police are investigating after a man was was shot in broad daylight Tuesday.

Kinston Police say officers responded around 12:46 p.m. to the parking lot of 4101 W. Vernon Avenue for a person who had been shot.

Officers found Khalil Dail, 21, of Kinston with a gunshot wound to his upper torso.

He was taken to Vidant Medical Center in an ambulance.

The shooting location is a parking lot adjacent to the Walmart and serves several businesses and restaurants.

Police say that there doesn’t appear to be further danger in that area to the public.

If you have any information that can help call Kinston Police Department’s Tips Line at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.

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