2 men charged with murder after 23-year-old killed in High Point shooting
HIGH POINT, N.C. — One man died at the hospital and two men are facing murder charges after a shooting in High Point, according to police.
At 12:32 a.m., officers responded to several reports of a shooting at Oaks Silver Ridge Apartments on the 2900 block of East Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
At the scene, police found William D. Jones, 23 of Greensboro, lying in a parking lot, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.
“He put his thumb up and I thought that meant he was going to be OK,” said a young woman who rushed to help Jones. She is a resident and heard the gunshots outside her apartment window.
She and two others kneeled beside Jones and tried to help him. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he died.
“One dude was praying. The other one just kept smacking him and telling him to stay up,” she said.
Officers found a vehicle in the parking lot connected to the incident. Police found and seized evidence, including marijuana packaged for sale and a firearm.
At about 12:45 a.m., Marquies J. Chandler, 18 of High Point, arrived at High Point Regional Hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm.
After Chandler was treated, he was brought to the police station to be interviewed.
Police determined that the people involved were at the scene for a possible drug deal.
Chandler and William A. Carter, 26, of High Point, reportedly tried to rob Jones. During the robbery, shots were fired.
One of the shots hit Jones in the chest. Another struck Chandler in the arm.
Chandler and Carter ran from the scene before police could arrive, officers say.
Chandler was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and attempted robbery.
Carter was found at his home in Greensboro at about 9:30 a.m. He was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and attempted robbery.