Man convicted in teen’s shooting killed in Columbus County prison

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The man who shot his teenage neighbor was stabbed to death this morning.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety says it happened at just before 8:00 a.m. at Columbus Correctional Institution.

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The NCDPS says Gregory Adams, Jr. was stabbed in the neck area.

Medical staff responded and worked with local EMS personnel in an attempt to resuscitate Adams.

EMS transported him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:40 a.m.



The Columbus Sheriff’s Department and the SBI are investigating the incident. DPS is cooperating with law enforcement and will seek criminal prosecution against any inmate involved in the death.

The facility is currently on lockdown.

Adams was convicted of attempted first degree murder in New Hanover County on August 27, 2015.

In August of 2012, Adams shot Ra’Quan Daniels, 15, five times. The shooting left Daniels paralyzed from the neck down. An investigation determined Adams was high on PCP at the time of the shooting.

Daniels died three years later.

The District Attorney upped his charge to murder. He was currently awaiting trial at the time of his death.