NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has charged a second suspect in connection with a shooting at a graduation party in late May that left a man hospitalized.
A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office confirmed that Micah Howard, 20, was taken into custody on Friday at a home in Rocky Point and charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder. He was booked into jail under a $500,000 bond.
The sheriff’s office previously said that the shooting happened in the 1500 block of Sandlapper Way just after 2 a.m. on Sunday, May 30. When deputies arrived, they found a 29-year-old man laying in the grass with 5-6 gunshot wounds.
The victim was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Jonathan Keshawn White was previously arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with the shooting.
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