Suspect wanted in North Carolina shooting that injured 3, including child, arrested in Hillsborough County
TAMPA, Fla. - A suspect wanted in North Carolina has been arrested in Hillsborough County days after a shooting that left three people, including a 6-year-old, injured.
Authorities with Gaston County Police in North Carolina said they've been searching for 24-year-old Robert Louis Singletary since the shooting on Tuesday. Officers said it happened at around 7:45 p.m. in the 4700 block of Grier Street near April Drive.
Singletary turned himself in to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Thursday afternoon, and is now in custody in Tampa. Police in North Carolina said they were able to confirm his identity.
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The suspect is currently scheduled for a court appearance in Hillsborough County on Friday to work on getting him extradited to Gaston County.
Singletary is accused of shooting William James White, Ashley Hildebrand and a 6-year-old who has not been identified, according to FOX affiliate WJZY. White and the 6-year-old remains in serious condition.
Hildebrand suffered a grazing gunshot wound. Investigators said another person was shot at, but was not hit by gunfire.
According to WJZY, children were playing basketball and swinging on a swing set when a ball went into Singletary's yard. That's when he started yelling at the kids, who brought adults down to protect them.
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The 6-year-old was hit in the face by gunfire while White was shot in the back, according to WJZY.
Police in Gaston County, North Carolina said Wednesday that they obtained arrest warrants for Singletary's involvement in the shooting. He is being charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of assault with deadly weapon and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
On Friday, Singletary appeared before a judge in Hillsborough County and agreed to be extradited to North Carolina.
Gaston County police are continuing to investigate the shooting. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective J. Brienza at (704) 866-3320 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 861-8000.