Four people charged in deadly Jungle Rapids shooting

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Nearly six weeks after a teen was shot and killed in the parking lot of Jungle Rapids, Wilmington Police have charged four people in relation to the crime.

Paris Duncan, 21, Steven Martinez, 21, Christopher Hallman, 16, and Colin McElreath, 17, are charged in the death of Christopher White, 19.

The shooting happened October 18 a little before 7:00 p.m. Police say they believe White was shot after a drug deal went bad in the parking lot of Jungle Rapids.

Duncan is charged with 1st degree murder,  conspiring to sell marijuana and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Martinez and Hallman are charged with conspiring to sell marijuana.

McElreath is charged with felony obstruction of justice and possession of a firearm by a minor.

The person who called 911 told the dispatcher that his friend got shot and that the attacker left in a white car. After telling the dispatcher White’s injuries were ‘not good’ and which direction the car was headed, the line disconnected.

When 911 called back, another woman, Melissa Hubbard, answered and told them she was nearby and heard gun shots. She came over to see what was going on and recognized White, who was her co-worker’s son. She also told 911 the person who initially called also ran off.

EMS took White to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.


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