DA: Leland fatal shooting ruled self-defense

District Attorney Jon David said a review of the evidence by his office and the Leland Police Department determined that Walker was shot in self-defense.
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 4:24 PM EDT
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LELAND, N.C. (WECT) - A 19-year-old man was legally justified in using deadly force in a shooting in Leland last month, the District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Kwaze Walker was found dead inside a home on Night Harbor Drive on July 31.

District Attorney Jon David said a review of the evidence by his office and the Leland Police Department determined that Walker was shot in self-defense.

A news release from the District Attorney’s Office says that the person who fired the fatal shots was assaulted by Walker and another person approximately 45 minutes before the shooting.

Devin Antone, 19, of Lake Waccamaw, has been arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill or inflict serious injury and first-degree kidnapping in connection with the incident.

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