One dead after shooting in Laurinburg, suspect charged with murder

Crime

LAURINBURG, NC (WBTW) – One suspect is in custody after a shooting at the intersection of Main Street and Church Street in Laurinburg Sunday at 12:15 a.m., according to the Laurinburg Police Department.

Webster Dionte Smith is in custody with attempted murder and other charges pending.

Officers found a white Chrysler 300 struck multiple times with bullets and two victims inside the vehicle.

Jerquarie Avery, 26, of Millstone Road in Laurinburg, and the passenger, Christopher Flowers, 33, of McLeod Road in Laurinburg, were shot and transported to Scotland Memorial Hospital.

Flowers eventually died from the injuries, and a third victim, Thomas Junior Lloyd, 41, of Laurinburg, was also in the vehicle but was not injured.

Flowers was airlifted to a second location in critical condition. Avery was treated and later released.

Scotland County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop with the suspect, Webster Dionte Smith, but he began speeding in excess of 100 mph. Smith fled from deputies who continued the pursuit in Robeson County.

Smith then pulled into a residence where he fled from the vehicle. Deputies chased Smith and apprehended him.

Smith is charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, discharging weapon into occupied moving vehicle, and discharging a firearm in city limits.

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information, call the Laurinburg Police Department Criminal Investigative Division at (910) 276-3211.

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