Couple arrested in fatal Tabor City shooting

Couple arrested in fatal Tabor City shooting
Chaquan Cortez Bellamy (Source: Columbus County Sheriff's Office)

TABOR CITY, NC (WECT) - A man and a woman have been arrested in connection to a deadly shooting in Tabor City on Friday morning, according to the Tabor City Police Department.

Captain Greg Sibbett said officers were dispatched to the Forest Edge Apartments off N.C. 904 around 8:40 a.m. after receiving reports of a shooting.

When police arrived, they found Ahmad Wright, 27, of Pawleys Island, S.C., lying in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Wright was rushed to a hospital in Loris, S.C. where he later died.

Sibbett said officers followed a blood trail from the parking lot to a second-floor apartment occupied by Chaquan Bellamy, 24, of Loris, and Tashara Jenrette, 23, of Tabor City. Bellamy was living with Jenrette at the apartment, Sibbett said.

After an initial investigation and after consulting with the District Attorney’s Office, Bellamy was charged with second-degree murder. Jenrette was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and resist/delay/obstruct a government official after providing false information to police, Sibbett said.

Bellamy was booked into the Columbus County Jail under no bond. Jenrette was booked under a $2,500 bond.

Tashara Jenrette
Tashara Jenrette ((Source: CCSO))

Sibbett declined to release more details about the shooting but added the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.

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