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Fourth suspect charged in music party shooting

Fifth suspect remains at large in shooting that took place at Carolina Chicken and BBQ

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BUTNER — Authorities have arrested a fourth suspect in connection to the shooting of two people at a music party outside a Butner restaurant in April. 

Amani Rae'Shawn Lee King, 18, of Creedmoor, was arrested June 17 during a traffic stop, according to police reports. 

King had outstanding warrants for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, six counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. 

He was issued a $1,164,000 secured bond and placed in the Granville County Detention Center.

King was named a suspect of the shooting in May following the arrest of three other suspects. 

Butner Public Safety identified those suspects as Joshua Lamont Glover Sr., 40; Joshua Lamont Glover Jr., 20; and Armonde Raheem Landis, 19. All three were charged with the same counts as King. 

A fifth suspect, Antrown Lamont Nickerson, 37, remains wanted. 

The shooting happened April 19 during a rap music artist release party at Carolina Chicken and BBQ restaurant in Butner, a press release from Butner's public safety department said. Investigators believe the shooting happened outside the venue when two groups began shooting at each other.

Officials said two victims were shot and treated for non-life threatening injuries at Duke University Hospital. Police said a reported third victim who was mentioned in a release last month had not been shot, but was treated for a puncture wound after believing he had been shot.

Authorities are withholding the victims' identities, Sgt. Nicholas L. Williams with Butner Public Safety has said. Seven vehicles and the restaurant were also struck by gunfire. More than 70 shell casings were found at the scene. 

More than 100 people were at the scene at the time of the incident. Officers from the Granville County Sheriff's Office and the Creedmoor Police Department responded and assisted Butner Public Safety with crowd control, officials said.