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Authorities searching for suspect in shooting death; murder warrant issued

Noe Garcia Luna (taken in 2004) Noe Garcia Luna (taken in 2004)

SAMPSON COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Authorities in Sampson County are searching for a suspect involved in the Saturday night shooting death of a man.

A spokesperson with the sheriff's office says that authorities responded to a call about a shooting Saturday afternoon in the 30 block of Garcia Family Lane in Magnolia, NC.

Upon arrival, they found the body of 33-year-old Margarito Perez-Lopez.

Authorities determined that Perez-Lopez had gotten into a verbal argument with another man when gunfire erupted.

Originally, authorities reported the suspect's name was Noel Gonzalez, however they now say his name is Noe Garcia Luna, 45, of Magnolia, NC. Officials say he also goes by the name Noe Garcia.

A warrant has been issued for his arrested in the murder of Margarito Perez-Lopez. He was last scene in a tan/beige sport utility vehicle, possibly a Jeep Cherokee.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sampson County Sheriff's Office at 910-592-4141.

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