Smithfield 19-year-old charged in teen’s deadly shooting, officials say

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) — A Johnston County teen is charged with shooting and killing another teenager in the suspect’s Smithfield home Monday afternoon, officials said.

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The incident was reported as a shooting just after 12:50 p.m. Monday at a home at 120 Neuse Bend Road in Smithfield, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

When deputies arrived, they found Carlos Mejia Escamilla, 18, of River Oaks Drive in Selma, dead from a gunshot wound, officials said.

“Detectives conducted multiple interviews and executed a search warrant at the (Neuse Bend Road) address,” deputies said.

Later Monday, Tony Lee Hines, 19, of 120 Neuse Bend Road was charged in Escamilla’s murder, according to deputies.

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No other information was released.

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