NC teen charged in Henderson shooting

Corey Cheek Jr., 17

Corey Cheek Jr., 17

HENDERSON, N.C. — Police have charged a teenager with allegedly intimidating a witness to the killing of 17-year-old Ja’Quon Ty’ree Seward in Henderson Thursday afternoon.

WTVD reported that Corey Cheek Jr., 17, was arrested Friday. Bond was set at $10,000.

Seward’s alleged killer was already behind bars. Police arrested 20-year-old Daquan Ortiz Thursday and charged him with voluntary manslaughter and was being held without bond.

Authorities said Seward was shot near the intersection of David and Nicholas streets around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. He was pronounced dead after being taken to Maria Parham Medical Center.

Police said the investigation is still active and ongoing. Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at (252) 492-1925.

Source: WTVD.

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