Man accused of shooting, killing 3 people inside NC home turns himself in

Man accused of shooting, killing 3 people inside NC home turns himself in
Taurean Johnson (WSOC)

CLARKTON, N.C. — Deputies said a man who entered a home early Sunday morning and shot four people, killing three of them, is in custody after turning himself in to authorities.

The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. at a house on Tina Lane in Bladen County.

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Deputies received a 911 call about a shooting and the caller said a man had entered their home and shot several people before leaving the area.

When deputies and EMS crews got to the house, they found three people dead. They found a 69-year-old woman who was also shot, but she is expected to be OK.

Officials identified the victims as 30-year-old Catrice Murchison, 27-year-old Ronnie Kelly and 60-year-old Guy Barden Jr.

Throughout the investigation, deputies named 36-year-old Taurean Johnson as a suspect. Officials said they obtained warrants for three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

On Sunday night, officials said Johnson turned himself in at the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.

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Authorities have not said what led up to the shooting.

No other information has been released.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for more information.

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