- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

HALIFAX, N.C. (AP) - Halifax County authorities have arrested a man in the shooting death of a 15-year-old near Weldon.

Sheriff Wes Tripp said Thursday that 19-year-old Semaj (sih-MAHJ’) Tojuan (toh-WAHN’) Clanton of Garysburg is charged with murder in the death of 15-year-old Keyon Garner on Monday. Clanton is jailed without bond and it’s not known if he has an attorney.

Authorities say Garner was walking with a group when two people emerged from a wooded area and began shooting.

Clanton also faces two counts of attempted murder for the shootings of two other people with Garner at the time.

Tripp said he believes the shooting is related to the death of a 2-year-old who was shot as she slept in her home not far from the scene of the first shooting.

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