A Laurinburg man has been charged with first-degree murder after an altercation last year left 28-year-old Christopher McLean dead.
Kamel Detroy Stewart, 20, was arrested Tuesday for one count of first-degree murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.
On Aug. 27, 2011, after a confrontation over the phone between Stewart and McLean, McLean travelled to Greenfield Apartments, where Stewart was staying with 19-year-old Yesha Legget, according to police.
Accompanying McLean from their home in Laurel Hill were his brother Corey McLean, 23, and their mother Sharon Denise McLean, police said.
According to Lt. Marc Godwin of the Laurinburg Police Department, the argument stemmed from a child custody dispute.
“The brother of the deceased, Corey, has a child with the same woman as Kamel Stewart, and the argument pertained to that,” Godwin said.
Upon the McLeans’ entrance to the apartment, gunfire was exchanged between both the McLeans and Stewart, according to the police report at the time.
McLean was fatally wounded, while his younger brother and Stewart both suffered gunshots to the upper body. Both Corey McLean and Stewart were treated and released from Scotland Memorial Hospital.
Stewart was given no bond, and was also served with an outstanding warrant for making threatening phone calls.
According to Godwin, the case has been turned over to the District Attorney’s office, and it is unknown whether other charges related will be filed.