NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – The arrest warrant for a suspect in the deadly Jungle Rapids shooting seems to supports in part what the accused killer says actually happened that night.
Paris Duncan, 21, is charged with the murder of 19-year-old Christopher White. He talked to WWAY’s Andrew James Monday night from the New Hanover County Jail claiming the shooting was self defense.
He added evidence to that self defense claim saying Colin McElreath, 17, had the gun White used to initially shoot at him while he was inside a car.
We looked into the arrest warrant for McElreath who faces obstruction of justice charges as well as possession of a firearm by a minor.
The arresting officer confirms Duncan’s story saying in the arrest warrant that McElreath, “did carry away and dispose of a firearm from the possession of a shooting victim with the intent to deceive responding law enforcement officers.”
The officer added on that, saying, “The victim, Christopher Tyler White, later died of gunshot wounds.”
We reached out to the District Attorney’s office for response to Duncan’s claim the 1st degree murder charge would not stand. The DA’s office responded to us only saying they will not comment on the matter because it is surrounding an ongoing case.