Man charged in murder of Halifax Co. teen

Samaj-Tojuan Clanton

Samaj-Tojuan Clanton

WELDON, N.C. — A man is in custody in the murder of 15-year-old Keyuon T. Garner Monday night, WTVD reports.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office arrested Samaj-Tojuan Clanton, 19, and charged him with two counts of attempted murder and one count of murder.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday outside the town of Weldon.

Garner was walking with a group when two men came out of a wooded area and started shooting.

Garner was killed and 20-year-old Calvin Robinson was shot in the back. Seventeen-year-old Wilson Green was shot in the leg.

The shooting may also be related to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday that killed a two-year-old girl and injured a 54-year-old woman.


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