Two men charged in fatal shooting at North Carolina tobacco store

Published 10:56 am Sunday, April 4, 2021

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Two men have been arrested for their roles in a fatal shooting at a North Carolina tobacco store, authorities said.

Hillsborough police filed multiple charges against Doyle Edwards, 22, of Efland, including felony first-degree murder and felony larceny of a firearm, news outlets reported. Police also charged Chase Torain, 21, of Cedar Grove, with misdemeanor simple assault.

According to a news release, Hillsborough police officers responding to a call about a fight at a tobacco store at a shopping center found an unidentified 19-year-old had been shot. The unidentified victim was pronounced dead at Duke University Hospital.

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Edwards and Torain are being held in the Orange County Jail. Edwards is jailed without bond and Torain is being held on a $500,000 bond in connection with the shooting and outstanding warrants from Alamance County. It’s not known if either man has an attorney.