Sambo’s shooting suspect snagged

A small gun

One suspect has been jailed in the June 16 shooting of another man at a club near the county line.

Shamar Devone Keaton, of 63 Buck Keaton Way, East Arcadia, is being held under a secured bond on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury. He was also charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine and marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, and sale or possession of drugs within 1,000 feet of a school.  He is being held under an $80,000 secured bond, according to jail reports.

The shooting occurred June 16 at a club called Sambo’s, located on Carter Road near the Columbus-Bladen line. Deputies from both counties initially responded after Bladen County received a report of a man shot five times in the ankle, leg, arm, and chest. The victim, Tyron Byrd of  East Arcadia, was driven to the Acme Delco Rescue Squad building in Riegelwood and transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment.

On July 8, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office arrested  Keaton, of 63 Buck Keaton Way, at his home. During a search of the premises,  three  stolen firearms, seven  grams of cocaine, and 60 grams of marijuana were recovered, with approximately $5,000 in cash. 

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