A second person is in custody on first degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon charges.
The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said 19 year-old Quashaad Powell surrendered to authorities in Wake County around 3:30pm this afternoon (Tuesday). Powell had been wanted for the shooting death of 15 year-old Kaylen Marion Middleton and the wounding of 20 year-old Desmond Tyrese Barnes. The drive-by shooting happened around 1:30am Saturday at 103 Blackthorne Court, off Cleveland Road.
The first suspect 18 year-old Joshua Caleb Draughon of Garner was arrested Monday after he arrived at the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh on unrelated charges.
In a press release Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Caldwell said, “The third suspect in this case has not been identified and no additional information is available at this time.”
Anyone with information on the third shooting suspect is asked to contact the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office at 919-989-5010. A motive for the fatal drive-by shooting has not been disclosed. Middleton was a student at Cleveland High School.