FAIRMONT — A 20-year-old Rowland man has been charged with murder after the person he is accused of shooting Friday night died.
According to Fairmont Police Chief Danny Parker, Jahdarrius McNair, of 96 Rose Hill Road, Rowland, was charged with murder on Monday in the shooting death of 21-year-old Jeffery Collins, of 412 Meadowwood Circle, Fairmont.
McNair had been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill before the charge was upgraded to murder.
According to Parker, Collins was among a group of people outside of unit 509 at McDaniel Street Apartments when shots were fired at 6:44 p.m. on Friday.
“There was a group of guys standing outside this apartment talking, and then all of sudden there were multiple shots fired,” Parker said. “They scattered, some ran inside apartment, some ran behind it, to try to get away.
“Some of them realized Jeffery was nowhere to be seen … . They went back to the porch and he was lying beside the steps.”
Parker said Collins was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center by South Robeson Rescue and then flown to UNC Hospitals, where he died on Sunday.
Parker said that investigators do not believe Collins was the “intended victim.”
He said that among the group at McDaniel Street Apartments was another man who was victimized by McNair on Oct. 16. McNair was also served with warrants charging him with armed robbery and car larceny in the October incident.
Parker said Devon Brown, 20, of 508 E. Ninth St., Lumberton, 20, was arrested about 3 a.m. Saturday at the Royal Inn in Lumberton and also charged with armed robbery and car larceny in the Oct. 16 incident. Brown was not implicated in Collins’ murder.
The State Bureau of Investigation, the Sheriff’s Office and Lumberton police with the investigation, according to Parker.