Trio of suspects charged in fatal Brunswick County shooting

Trio of suspects charged in fatal Brunswick County shooting
Keontae Trulique Hill, left, Amari Tyrese Singleton, middle, and Shamari Quintero Massey. (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people in connection with the fatal shooting of a man near Shallotte last week.

Keontae Trulique Hill, 17, of Ash (mugshot not available), and Amari Tyrese Singleton, 18, of Southport, are both charged with one count of murder while Shamari Quintero Massey, 26, of Winnabow, was charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

All three are in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office said deputies were dispatched to the 800 block of McMilly Road around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, where they found the victim, 32-year-old Jaquan Deangelo Brooks.

No other details about the incident have been released.

According to a Facebook post from Sharky’s Waterfront Restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach, Brooks was part of the staff at the restaurant and “worked very hard, cared for anyone around him, and would bend over backwards to help and get things done."

The post added, “we will miss seeing his beautiful smile, but know he is watching and protecting us from above. Please say a prayer for his family, friends and for the Sharky’s family as we celebrate his life.”

We are saddened to have to say goodbye to apart of our Sharky’s family- Deangelo Brooks, a young man who worked very...

Posted by Sharky's Waterfront Restaurant on Thursday, October 31, 2019

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