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Man charged in killing that prompted legal action against apartment complex

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 6:25 PM EST
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WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - Law enforcement officials have arrested a man in a fatal shooting at a crime-ridden apartment complex last month.

Leroy Moore Jr. is charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 25 killing of Tony Baker. Moore was arrested in Fayetteville on Tuesday by investigators with the Whiteville Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation, according to police.

Baker’s killing was the latest in a string of crimes at the Sandy Ridge Apartments. In the days following the shooting, District Attorney Jon David filed a temporary restraining order against the property, which allows law enforcement to remove any non-resident from the premises and prevents anyone from moving into a vacant apartment.

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