One killed in Union Co. shooting, two arrested

The shooting occurred in the 500 block of East Green Street on Wednesday afternoon.
Leon Allen Jr. (left) Deandre Leach (right)
Leon Allen Jr. (left) Deandre Leach (right)(WBTV)
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 5:48 PM EDT
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MONROE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was killed in a shooting on Wednesday afternoon in Monroe, police say.

According to the Monroe Police Department (MPD), officers responded to the 500 block of East Green Street just after 1 p.m.

Upon arrival, police found Darius Threat, 31, with a fatal gunshot wound.

Two suspects, 27-year-old Leon “LJ” Allen Jr. and 19-year-old Deandre “Fat Baby” Leach, were both arrested and transported to the Union County Jail.

A warrant is being obtained for Allen for first-degree murder, and one for Leach for accessory after-the-fact.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any information about this crime should contact the MPD at 704-282-4700 or Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600.

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