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Man charged with shooting into home

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A 22-year-old faces multiple attempted murder charges in connection to a February shooting on Kenan Street.

Police arrested Tyrin Devon Alston early Wednesday morning on 10 counts of attempted first-degree murder and discharging a weapon into an occupied residence. He is currently being held on a $1 million bond, police said.

On Feb. 24, police responded to a 7:25 p.m. shots-fired call in the 700 block of Kenan Street. When officers arrived, they discovered a home had been struck by gunfire and found a wreck scene where a car had slammed into a parked vehicle, Sgt. Steve Stroud said.

Alston told officers at the time that he was driving on Kenan Street when a group of people he didn’t know shot at his vehicle, causing him to hit a parked car, Stroud said.

But police later discovered that Alston instigated the incident by shooting at people in the 700 block of Kenan Street, Stroud said, and the people he targeted returned fire.

No one was injured in the gunfight.

Stroud said the case is still being actively investigated.

Police also served Alston with an outstanding probation violation warrant when he was arrested Wednesday. He received an additional $2,000 secured bond on that charge.

Alston was convicted of possession of a Schedule V controlled substance, a misdemeanor, in February 2018. He was given a two-year suspended sentence and placed on probation, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety. He was listed as a probation absconder on the department’s website.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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