Sampson County Sheriff’s officials have identified a suspect and issued warrants for the arrest of someone they says is responsible for shootings at Lakewood Country Club, including the death of one.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Emmanuel Mikel Kerr, 21, of Garland in connection with the murder of Anthony D. King and the shooting of Daniel Cooper. The warrant is for the charges of murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a felon.
According to a release issued late Friday afternoon by the Sheriff’s Department, the warrants were obtained following many hours of interviews and the processing of physical evidence to establish probable cause.
Authorities have been tracking leads since last Sunday morning’s melee that ended with the death of one and the injury of six others, including a Sampson County Sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Pope had said earlier in the week that there were persons of interest in the shooting and that the department was continuing to investigate.
The release issued late Friday afternoon indicates that authorities have been looking for Kerr since the incident at Lakewood Country Club, but have not been able to locate him.
Kerr is identified as a black male, 5 foot 6 inches tall and weighing approximately 220 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous, according to officials. The suspect has prior convictions dating back to 2013, and is listed as a felon for breaking and entering.
The shooting happened just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday at LCC’s clubhouse, situated between Roseboro and Salemburg. Initial calls to the Sampson County E-911 Center were for gunshots and a fight. Additional calls indicated that there were gunshot victims and a stabbing victim.
One person was killed and five others had to be treated for stab, gunshot and assault injuries stemming from a private party in the early-morning hours Sunday, response to which also injured a sheriff’s deputy. The name of the person who rented the facility has yet to be released.
King , 41, of 8901 Roseboro Hwy., Roseboro, died as a result of his injuries. He was initially supposed to be airlifted to Wake Med with serious injuries, but underwent emergency surgery at Sampson Regional Medical Center before being transferred to Wake Med later Sunday morning. He died shortly after noon Sunday.
Cooper, 25, of 221 Turkey Farm Lane, Salemburg, was treated at Sampson Regional Medical Center for a non-life threatening gunshot wound, which has also been linked to Kerr.
Anyone with information on Kerr’s location is asked to call the Sampson County Sheriff’s Department at 910-592-4141 or the anonymous tip line at 910-564-5621.
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