Police: Man shot at NJ hotel wanted in SC slaying

April 24, 2011 9:33:42 AM PDT
A shooting at a southern New Jersey motel leads to the arrest of two Philadelphia men and the victim, a South Carolina man wanted in a slaying in his home state.

Egg Harbor Township police responded to the motel around 12:30 p.m. Saturday and found 26-year-old Deonte Nathan Williams of Florence, S.C. was wounded in the right arm. But he was uncooperative, and authorities later learned he was wanted on a fugitive warrant.

The alleged shooter, 19-year-old Christopher J. Robinson was arrested at the motel. But 21-year-old Darius Covington ran off and was captured in some nearby marshland an hour later.

Both Robinson and Covington face numerous charges, including aggravated assault.

All three men remained in the Atlantic County Jail on Sunday. It wasn't known if they had retained lawyers.

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