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2 men charged after gun fired during scuffle

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Police have charged a man in connection to a Saturday shooting.

Authorities responded to the 500 block of Academy Street regarding a shooting that left a man injured shortly after 1 p.m.

When officers arrived, they spoke to 33-year-old Dangelo K. Owens, who said he had been shot while he was walking past people he didn’t know. Owens was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment.

Upon further investigation, police said a crime scene couldn’t be found in the area Owens had told them the shooting had occurred.

Police later determined the shooting happened at an Academy Street home, officials said.

“Officers spoke to and obtained permission from the residents to search the residence,” said Sgt. Steve Stroud. Police found a shotgun reported stolen from Wayne County as well as a pistol reported stolen in Nash County.

Forty-seven-year-old Jackey F. Cameron told police that Owens came to his home armed with a handgun and threatened him. While Cameron and Owens were fighting over the gun, it went off and a bullet struck Owens, police said. Owens then left the home.

Police arrested Owens on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and discharging a firearm within city limits. Owens, of 118 Pender St., Apt. 5, received a $50,000 secured bond.

Cameron, of 501 Academy St., Apt. D, was subsequently charged with two counts of possession of a stolen firearm. He received a $1,000 unsecured bond.

Police ask anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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