LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF) – A man who is wanted in connection to a double homicide in Lumberton has been arrested.
Authorities announced that arrest warrants have been issued for 25-year-old Xavier Joseph Kenneth Green, of Florence. He was taken into custody around 12 p.m. Tuesday by members of the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, according to Lumberton police.
Green will be held in South Carolina awaiting extradition back to North Carolina to stand trial on the charges.
Police said he is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Kayla Kyle and Kimberly Hunt on Friday in the parking lot of the Family Dollar on East 5th Street in Lumberton.
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Authorities said the suspect fired shots into multiple vehicles that were backing out of parking spaces.
The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to call the Lumberton Police Department at (910) 671-3845.