Teen murder suspect arrested following traffic stop
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 01:32:36 GMT —
Bobby Jones,19, was arrested during a traffic stop in Lumberton Wednesday afternoon, according to Fairmont Police Chief Danny Parker.
He's charged with the murder of Daquan Stephens, 16.
Stephens was shot while playing basketball at the Calvin Haggin Park on Linden Street in the Fairmont community of Robeson County, nearly two weeks ago.
Jones is the third person to be arrested.
Police are still looking for the alleged trigger man, Jerod McNeill, 16, and Julius Rogers.
Officers say McNeill had words with Stephens on the basketball court , pulled out a gun, and shot Stephens several times.
Matthew Lassiter, an off duty Robeson County sheriff's deputy, was playing basketball in the same park. He heard the shots and called 911. Lassiter then ran to Stephens and administered CPR until EMTs arrived.
Stephens died at South Eastern Health in Lumberton.
He was a sophomore at Fairmont High School.
Police say they haven't figured out a motive just yet.
If you know anything that would lead police to McNeill and Rogers, you're asked to call 9-1-1.
Robeson County Sheriff's Office, Lumberton Police Department and the Robeson County District Attorney's Office are assisting in this investigation.