Police charge father, son in deadly shooting at Whiteville apartment complex

Natrell, left, and Nathan McKinnies
Natrell, left, and Nathan McKinnies(Brunswick County Sheriff's Office/Columbus County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Aug. 6, 2019 at 2:21 PM EDT
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WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - The Whiteville Police Department has charged a father and son in connection with a deadly shooting at an apartment complex last week.

Natrell Ky’el McKinnies, 22, of Whiteville, was taken into custody on Monday and charged with one count of murder and is being held in the Columbus County Jail under no bond.

Nathan Patrick McKinnies, Natrell’s father, was arrested on July 31 and charged with accessory after the fact. He was given a $500,000 bond.

Natrell McKinnies is accused of fatally shooting Diondi Xavier Sadler, 25, of Whiteville, at the Sandy Ridge Apartments on Tuesday, July 30.

Major William Hinz with the Whiteville Police Department says officers were called about the shooting at the Nolan Avenue apartment complex around 4:25 p.m.

Sadler was driven to Columbus Regional ER by bystanders, but died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation assisted the Whiteville Police Department with the investigation, according to Hinz.

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