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2 arrested in fatal shooting of North Carolina teen

November 26, 2018

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities have arrested two people in connection to the fatal shooting of a teenager.

News outlets report a 17-year-old boy was arrested Sunday and charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Tyjuan Jaquar Gibson. Twenty-year-old Joseph Daquan Scott was arrested and charged with making a false police report. Salisbury police say the 17-year-old, Gibson and other teenagers were at Scott’s house last week. They say firearms were present and the 17-year-old shot Gibson.

Police say he and another person took Gibson to a hospital, where he died. Authorities say Scott then falsely reported his car stolen to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, which found the abandoned vehicle and two weapons. Authorities determined the incidents were related.

It’s unclear if the 17-year-old or Scott has a lawyer.

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