Second man wanted for Kinston homicide now in custody

KINSTON (WITN) -- Police say an Eastern Carolina murder suspect turned himself in this afternoon.

Dixon / Jones

Nico Jones was wanted for Monday night's deadly shooting of Rasheem Thomas.

Thomas' body was found in a parking lot of St. John's Village Apartments on East Highland Avenue in Kinston.

Kinston police say Jones surrendered to their officers at the Lenoir County Courthouse around 2:30 p.m.

Earlier Friday, another suspect in Thomas' murder was nabbed in Philadelphia.

Christopher Dixon, 27, was arrested by the Philadelphia Police Department and the U.S. Marshal's Service Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Jones is also being charged for a November 5th shooting in Kinston on East Washington Street where a Goldsboro man was wounded. Seven people have been charged in connection with that shooting, police say.


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Kinston police are investigating after a shooting left one man dead Monday night.

Officers were called after multiple gunshots were heard in the 900 block of East Highland Ave. just after 10 p.m. Monday.

Police say they found the body of 29-year-old Rasheem Thomas in a parking lot of St. John's Village Apartments. The Kinston man died at the scene, according to police.

Anyone with information about the murder of Thomas should call the Tips Line at (252) 939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at (252) 523-4444.