Bladenboro man convicted of shooting into apartment while two inside

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Teonte Ray, 30, of Bladenboro, entered a guilty plea to Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Dwelling on Tuesday in Bladen County. (Photo: DA)

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) — A Bladenboro man will spend at least the next four years in prison for shooting into an apartment while two people were inside.

Teonte L. Ray, 30, of Bladenboro, entered a guilty plea to Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Dwelling on Tuesday in Bladen County Superior Court. Ray was sentenced to at least four year in prison.

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The case began when Bladenboro Police Department officers responded to a shots
fired call at the Village Oak Apartments on February 18, 2017. When they got there, officers spoke with two victims who stated that they were inside an apartment when they heard gunshots and saw a bullet penetrate a screen door and wall inside the home.

Another person at the complex reported seeing Ray firing a handgun in the direction of the apartment and then running away. Law enforcement established a perimeter around the complex but were unable to immediately find Ray.

Once the crime scene investigation was completed, warrants were issued for Ray’s arrest and he was subsequently brought into custody where he has remained since being apprehended.



No one was injured in the incident.