Second suspect arrested a week after woman shot and killed in High Point

Xavier Joshua Drayton

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Police have arrested the second suspect after a woman was found shot and killed outside a High Point home on Aug. 9, according to a news release.

At 8 a.m. Friday, the United States Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force found and arrested Xavier Joshua Drayton, 18, in High Point.

He was wanted for first degree murder in the killing of 61-year-old Brenda Ann Herbin and is now held in Guilford County jail with no bond.

Left to right: Moeez Khan Tahirkheli and Xavier Joshua Drayton.

The other suspect, Moeez Khan Tahirkheli, 18, of High Point, was arrested on Aug. 10 and charged with first-degree murder.

On Aug. 9, police were called to the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Hines Street at about 3:30 a.m. where Herbin was found lying at the edge of a home’s driveway. She was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and pronounced dead.

Police said the crime appears to be linked to two groups of people affiliated with gangs in High Point.

The gunshots were fired from inside a vehicle and were targeted at another vehicle believed to be another gang, according to police. Herbin was hit instead of the other car.

The crime was one of four shootings in High Point on Thursday and also followed the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman on Monday.

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