Sanford police have arrested a second suspect in connection with a shooting death that occurred during a graduation party at a local hotel in June 2021.
The suspect, a 15-year-old who wasn’t named because he is a juvenile, was taken into custody on Tuesday. A 16-year-old was arrested shortly after the shooting, which left 18 year old Jason Lamont Harrington dead. The suspect arrested Tuesday is being held by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Division of Juvenile Justice.
Police responded to the Baymont Hotel at 2614 S. Horner Blvd. between midnight and 1 a.m. on June 5, 2021 and found Harrington in the parking lot. He later died at Central Carolina Hospital.
Police at the time said “a parent” had rented a room at the hotel for her son to have a graduation party.