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2 suspects arrested after deadly shooting in Monroe

Officials confirmed both suspects were arrested and are being transported to the Union County Jail.

MONROE, N.C. — Monroe officials confirm two suspects have been arrested in connection to a deadly shooting.

The shooting happened around 1 p.m. Wednesday on East Green Street. When police arrived, they found Darius Threat with a fatal gunshot wound.

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Monroe Police said during the investigation, police determined Leon Allen Jr. and Deondre Leach were involved in the shooting. Warrants were obtained for Allen for first-degree murder, police said, and warrants are being obtained for Leach for accessory after the fact.

Monroe officials confirmed both suspects were arrested and are being transported to the Union County Jail.

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Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to contact the Monroe Police Department at 704-282-4700 or Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600.

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