Authorities have charged a third suspect with murder for involvement in a Dec. 29 shooting that resulted in the death of a Cameron man.
Detectives with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office arrested 51-year-old Kenneth Jerome Hobbs, Sr. of Fayetteville on Saturday in connection with the death of Quentin Orlando Belk. Belk, 32, was shot during an altercation at a mobile home on Helen Lane in Cameron. He was pronounced dead at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill the following day.
Another victim suffered a gunshot wound in the incident but was treated and released from the hospital.
Hobbs has been charged with murder as well as assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
In a statement issued after the shooting, Sheriff Ronnie Fields said it was not “a random act of violence.” The victims and suspects, he said, “were of at least minimal acquaintance.”
Earlier this week, authorities charged Robert Lee Gillespie of Cameron and George Bernhardt Rodrick of Fayetteville with murder in relation to the shooting. Gillespie, 54, faces additional charges of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Roderick, 37, has also been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He was jailed on Sunday. Gillespie was arrested and charged on Thursday.
All three suspects are being held without bond at the Moore County Detention Center. Roderick and Gillespie are both due in Moore County Superior Court on Jan. 23. Hobbs is scheduled to appear in Moore County District Court on Wednesday.