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Man charged with murder after two Lumberton shootings

Source (Robeson County Sheriff's Office) Source (Robeson County Sheriff's Office)
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LUMBERTON, NC  (WMBF) -  Police responded to separate shootings over the weekend in Lumberton. One man was killed and another was seriously injured in the shootings. The shooting happened at 11:15 p.m. on Plainview Drive in Lumberton Saturday night. Journey Kennedy, age 20, of Lumberton, called police and stated he had been shot. 

Officers arrived to the scene, and found Kennedy shot at least once and unresponsive. EMS transported Kennedy to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

While crews were working on scene, Plainview officers were dispatched to shots fired and a victim shot at the 2700 block of  Freedom Drive 1:00 a.m. Sunday.

Officers arrived and found 27-year-old Patrick Smith shot multiple times in the front yard near the street. 

Smith was taken to a nearby hospital for his injuries, which appeared to be life threatening. He then was transferred to another hospital for treatment.

Investigators arrested Mr. James Jamar Smith AKA "Mar" at his residence on Chambers Street in Lumberton NC, on Wednesday June 24; Smith was arrested for First Degree Murder of Journey Kennedy, AKA "Juno" that took place Saturday June 20.

According to Lumberton Police Department, James Jamar Smith was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon, with intent to kill inflicting serious injury for shooting Patrick Smith on Sunday June 21, on Freedom Drive.

James Jamar Smith is being held at the Robeson County Detention Center under no bond for the murder charge and $30,000.00 secured bond on the ADWDIKISI charge.


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