KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – The second suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a Kinston woman is now behind bars.
19-year-old Raekwon Cole (seen below) is facing charges for Accessory After the Fact of Murder as well as Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Police arrested Cole during a traffic stop Saturday night on Highway 11. He was arrested without incident.
Kadijiah Lenzy was shot and killed on September 17th. Her boyfriend is already charged with her murder.
His first court appearance is Monday, September 28th at Lenior County District Court.
An additional suspect is wanted in connection with the murder of a woman in Kinston.
19-year-old Raekwon Bishop Cole is wanted for Accessory After the Fact of Murder as well as Possession of a Firearm by a Felon in connection with the murder of Kadijah Zhane’ Lenzy. Her boyfriend is already charged with her murder.
If anyone has information on the location of Raekwon Cole, they are asked to call Kinston Public Safety at 252-939-3160, the TIPS LINE at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.
Police say they responded to the report of a person shot Thursday morning just after 3 a.m. Officers arriving at the scene on Dixon Street found Lenzy, 20, with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers say they arrested Zavier Miguel Teach, 21, (seen below) at the scene charging him with an open count of murder. They say that Lenzy and Teach were boyfriend and girlfriend. Teach was placed in the Lenoir County Jail under no bond.
Police believe this is a domestic violence incident because of the relationship. Community members think there may be more to the story. Neighbors told WNCT that the area was not safe and that our camera crews should leave. Others said they were worried about their own safety if they spoke to WNCT or anyone else about what happened.
“The time has come now that you have to do any and everything to keep yourself safe,” says Edna Bright. She’s lived in the neighborhood for more than 30 years. Now she may leave.
“I feel like I have to move,” she says. “I have to relocate. I can’t, I can’t take this.”
Bright only lives a few doors down from where the Thursday morning shooting happened. She says the neighborhood used to be well-kept. Now, she says crime is everywhere.
“Keep my doors locked,” Bright says. “I have my alarm on. Other than that, I don’t know anything else I can do.”
She hopes the community will refocus on safety. But, for now, she redirects her attention to the investigation down the street.
Police have not released a motive at this time. There is no criminal history of domestic violence between the couple.