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2nd suspect charged in Days Inn shooting

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A second suspect faces attempted first-degree murder charges in connection to the Feb. 16 shooting in the Days Inn parking lot.

Police arrested and charged 19-year-old Antonio A. McClain of Wilson with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and injury to personal property.

McClain received a $500,000 secured bond.

McClain’s arrest comes after police charged the first suspect in the case, 22-year-old Cameron M. Hill of Wilson, on Tuesday. Hill faces three counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and one count each of assault with a deadly weapon and causing injury to personal property.

Hill received a $300,000 secured bond.

THE CASE

On Feb. 16, officers responded to a 2:06 a.m. shots-fired call at Days Inn on Tarboro Street. When officers arrived, they were directed to a room where a party appeared to have happened, police said.

At the same time, officers were contacted about an injured man at Wilson Medical Center related to the incident, according to officials.

Investigators spoke to the victim, 20-year-old Mitchell A. McCoy of Wilson, who was grazed by a bullet. Mitchell told police that he was sitting in a car at the Days Inn when shots were fired and he was struck while sitting in the vehicle, police said.

Multiple men dressed in dark clothing were seen running toward Pizza Hut after the incident, police said.

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

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