Man arrested in Boston for May shooting in Kinston

Man arrested in Boston for May shooting in Kinston

A man accused of attempted murder in a May shooting at Southeast Elementary School has been found and arrested in Boston.

 Allen Devon Lewis (photo courtesy of Kinston Police Department)

Allen Devon Lewis (photo courtesy of Kinston Police Department)

Allen Devon Lewis was arrested following a traffic stop by the Boston Police Department and U.S. Marshal Task Force on Wednesday. Lewis is alleged to have shot Rico Demecko Garner in an after-hours incident near the basketball courts at Southeast Elementary on May 8. Garner was found at 807 Chestnut Street by officers with gunshot wounds to his lower body; he was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he later recovered from his injuries.

Warrants for Lewis’ arrest were issued for attempted first degree murder, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, discharging a firearm on educational property and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Lewis is currently in jail in Boston under no bond and is awaiting extradition back to Kinston.

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