UPDATE: Around 12 PM Thursday, the Kinston Police Department announced it was seeking information on the whereabouts of 26-year-old Trevor Demetri Akeily Peters, who has lived in the Kinston area for the past seven years with various associates. Officers obtained warrants on Peters for First Degree Murder in relation to Wednesday night’s shooting of Demario Washington on the 1000 block of E. Bright Street. Peters is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on Peters’ whereabouts is encouraged to call 911 immediately. The Kinston Police Department’s Tips Line 252-939-4020 is available as well as Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444. Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest.
Around 8 PM Wednesday, officer with the Kinston Police Department responded to report of “shots fired” on the 800 block of E. Shine Street. While no one had been injured, officers found a dozen used shell casings at the scene. During that on-scene investigation, the officers heard another round of gunshots ring out from two blocks away. They responded to that area and found 28-year-old Demario Washington of Kinston suffering from a gunshot wound on the 1000 block of E. Bright Street. Washington died at the scene. Both shooting incidents are under investigation.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Kinston Police Department’s Tips Line at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.