Laurinburg man charged in shootout

By: By Beth Lawrence

LAURINBURG — Police have arrested a Laurinburg man after a shooting in North Laurinburg Tuesday night and are looking into charges against the shooting victim.

Marquez Antonio Ingram, 18, of Avery Street, was arrested for assault charges and inciting a riot for a shooting at a convenience store at the intersection of Aberdeen Road and North Main Street, according to Patrol Capt. Chris Young.

“We received the call at 5:20 and officers were dispatched to Brothers in the Hood Market reference multiple calls for multiple shots fired,” Young said. “While on route they were advised that a gunshot victim had been transported by personal vehicle to Scotland Memorial Hospital.”

The victim, Daquan Flowers, 22, of Corona Avenue suffered a gunshot wound to the arm.

Flowers told police officers that Ingram had shot at him while the two were at Brothers in the Hood parking lot. He was treated and released.

During the investigation, officers located shell casings in the parking lot of the store and in the roadway near the intersection.

Warrants were obtained for Ingram and he was arrested at 8:30 p.m. for assault with a deadly weapon intent to inflict serious injury, assault by pointing a gun, discharging a firearm in city limits and felony inciting a riot.

“He was charged with inciting a riot because of the area, the time and the amount of public individuals in the area that gathered. There is a lot of traffic on Aberdeen Road in the parking lot and at the apartments,” Young said. “Public safety was a priority because of their unconcern for public safety.”

During the investigation it was discovered that the victim has also been firing his weapon leading police to consider charges against him, police said. As of Wednesday morning, police had not been able to locate Flowers.

Ingram was arrested in 2017 for carrying concealed and possession of stolen property.

Flowers was also arrested in 2017 for misdemeanor assault on a female and trespassing.

Anyone with information on Flowers’ whereabouts is asked to call the Laurinburg Police Department at 910-276-3211 or call 911.


Police: Victim may have also discharged weapon

By Beth Lawrence

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