A Laurinburg man was shot to death Wednesday night by a Robeson County teenager, according to Red Springs police.
Authorities said that 21-year-old Steve Junior Wilson was shot after “some type of altercation occurred.”
Pierre Javon Hunt, 17, of East Seventh Avenue, Red Springs has been charged with first-degree murder. He was arrested early Thursday morning and is being held at the Robeson County jail without bond.
Wilson’s body has been sent for an autopsy, but investigators know he was shot more than once, Red Springs Police Chief Ronnie Patterson said. Officers “found one wound in his back left shoulder,” Patterson said.
Nearby residents called 911 after hearing gunshots near the intersection of Williams and Roberts streets at about 11:11 p.m. Wednesday, Patterson said. Officers arrived to find Wilson “lying face down on the side of the road,” he said.
Investigators were led to Hunt after witnesses told them they saw him fleeing from the intersection, Patterson said. He was arrested at 1 a.m. Thursday.
Hunt has previously faced charges of possession of a stolen firearm, assault by pointing a gun, possession of stolen goods and felony conspiracy. Wilson had been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, possession with intent to sell schedule II drugs and possession with intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine.
Wilson’s address was not available, but he does live in Laurinburg, officials said.
Wilson’s brother, Derrick De’Monta Hasty, was shot to death in November as he slept in his bed at his home on the 500 block of East Covington Street.
A woman who was in the house told police that an unidentified man kicked in the front door of the residence.
Hasty was lying on the floor when officers arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
it does not appear that the shootings are related and no arrest has been made in that case.