Attempted first-degree murder suspect arrested in High Point


Michael Donnell Baskins

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — A man is in custody in connection with shooting another man in the head at a home, injuring the man.

Michael Donnell Baskins, 38, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Warrants were issued for Baskins earlier this month in connection to a shooting that injured Darrius Jamale Fuller, 25, of High Point.

High Point police said they were called to High Point Regional Hospital at about 1:17 p.m. on Dec. 6 in response to a gunshot victim who had arrived in a private vehicle.

The victim was injured with a small caliber firearm and was treated and released from the emergency room a few hours later.

Police said the shooting happened at a home at 628 Wesley Drive in High Point.

On Tuesday morning around 9:45 a.m., Baskins was arrested by the U.S. Marshals and the High Point Police Department at 2429 Francis St. in High Point.

Baskins was transported to the High Point Police Department and turned over to detectives.

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