Nine-year-old Leon Alde Halley III and his mother, Latanya Turner Halley, were in Wallace N.C.visiting friends for Memorial Day weekend when the child was hit by a bullet and died. Nine on Your Side reports that Wallace police have 24-year-old Meshan Kentay MacMillian in custody. They are charging him with first degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, and discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling in a moving vehicle. Police believe that more arrests will soon be made as they believe MacMillian was not acting alone.
Wallace Police Chief Bobby Maready said, “It involves a long-running kind of feud amongst different factions, but the victim was not the intended target. We do know that. He just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Tonight Wallace police have one suspect in custody for the drive-by shooting death of a nine-year-old boy.
Police have arrested and charged 24-year-old Meshan Kentay MacMillian with first degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, and discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling in a moving vehicle.
9 On Your Side talked with the victim’s family who are still wondering why this happened.
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