Last updated: May 08. 2014 10:55AM - 2880 Views
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ELIZABETHTOWN — Investigators have made two arrests following a shooting that took place in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 4.

According to Chief Deputy Rodney Hester with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, two Elizabethtown teenagers — Zachary Coger, 17, and Tevin Lamar Baldwin, 17 — were arrested and charged in the incident.

“According to statements from witnesses, an argument began after Coger became upset when one of the victims was seen talking to his girlfriend at a party,” Hester said.

According to the report, Brandin Leach, 20, of Bladenboro was shot in the right knee area while leaving the party on Sand Pit Road in Elizabethtown. Leach was driving his vehicle at the time and had four passengers with him.

Hester said the report states that Leach was not the target of the shooting, and that one of the passengers in the vehicle was also hit in the mouth with a pistol by Coger.

Leach drove himself to Bladen County Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Coger was charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, one count of discharging a firearm into occupied property and three counts of second-degree kidnapping. He remains in the Bladen County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

Baldwin was charged with one count of discharging a firearm in occupied property and remains in the Bladen County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

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