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Ladarrian Kearse, Charkesha Soloman, Vayshawn McLean.

RED SPRINGS, N.C.  — Four people have been charged in connection with a double shooting at a Robeson County convenience store earlier this month.

Investigators say two men entered Roscoe’s Convenience Store in the 400 block of North Main Street on Dec. 11 and began firing shots after demanding cash. A customer, 72-year-old James Johnson, was killed. The store’s owner, Rodney Maynard, was shot in the shoulder.

Friday, 32-year-old Ladarrian Kearse, and 27-year-old Charkesha Soloman were arrested in connection with the incident.

Kearse was charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.