UPDATE: Kenansville man wanted in fatal shooting arrested in Maryland

Published: Jan. 15, 2019 at 4:50 PM EST
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An Eastern Carolina homicide suspect has been caught in Maryland according to a local sheriff.

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis of Maryland wrote on the Duplin County Sheriff's Office Facebook page that Maryland state troopers helped set up a road block on I-95 to catch the suspect in a shooting that left a woman dead and a man hospitalized here in the east.

Sheriff Mike Lewis says 28-year-old Lamir Elam was caught in Harford County, Maryland Tuesday afternoon.

He was wanted in connection to a shooting that killed 27-year-old Tammy Hannah and left 30-year-old Ever Espinoza in the hospital.

They were found in a front yard on Bonham Road near Magnolia.

Elam is from Kenansville and Duplin County investigators warned he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Sheriff Lewis wrote on Facebook that the capture exemplifies teamwork in getting a deadly and dangerous criminal off the the streets.


An Eastern Carolina man is wanted for a shooting this morning that left one woman dead and a man wounded.

Duplin County deputies have warrants out for Lamir Elam, who last lived on Highway 24 East in Kenansville.

Deputies say the 28-year-old man should be considered armed and dangerous.

The shooting happened on Bonham Road near Magnolia. When deputies arrived they found both victims in the front yard of the home.

Tammy Hannah, 27, died, while 30-year-old Ever Espinoza was shot in the back and taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Elam should immediately call the Duplin County Sheriff's Office at 910-296-2150.

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