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Police investigating triple-shooting in High Point

Justice S. McLaurin, 26, and J’Mariuis D. Howze Jr, 23, both of High Point have been arrested and charged, police said.

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police have arrested two people in connection to a shooting that left three people shot, with one of them succumbing to their injuries. 

According to police, the shooting happened Tuesday in the area of Wendover Ave. and Eastchester Dr. As officers responded, a silver Nissan Maxima flagged down a High Point Police Officer at the intersection of Eastchester Dr. and Ambassador Ct.

The officer then noticed that three occupants inside the vehicle were all suffering from gunshot wounds, and began trying to help, according to a release. EMS was requested, but due to an extended ETA, High Point Police officers transported the front passenger, who was suffering from gunshot wounds to his lower extremities, and the driver who was suffering from a gunshot wound to her torso to High Point Regional Hospital for medical treatment.

The back seat passenger Johnneil R Emerson, 22, of High Point, was taken by EMS to Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, where he was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the torso.

Police said the front passenger, a 27-year-old man, was treated and released and the driver, a 30-year-old woman is listed in stable condition.

 As a result of the investigation, detectives identified Justice S McLaurin, 26, of High Point, and J’Mariuis D Howze Jr, 23, of High Point as suspects. Warrants for 1st Degree Murder were obtained on Howze and McLaurin for the death of Emerson.  

Also, two additional counts of attempted murder were obtained on both individuals for the shootings of the other occupants of the vehicle. An additional count of attempted murder was obtained on Howze and McLaurin after investigators learned that on April 10 they had attempted to shoot one of the occupants of the vehicle.

Wednesday, members of the High Point Police Departments Street Crimes Unit and the United States Marshalls Service Task Force found Howze and McLaurin and took both into custody without incident. 

Officers also found the suspect vehicle (a silver Nissan Altima) from the homicide and applied for a search warrant at a residence in the 3700 block of Bracknell Dr in an attempt to locate evidence related to the homicide. Both suspects are confined to the Guilford County Jail with no bond allowed, police said.