****UPDATE: Takeem Turrentine turned himself into the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. An update from the sheriff’s office said Turrentine is currently being questioned and will be processed after speaking with investigators.****
A suspect has been arrested and another is being sought in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old girl early Sunday morning at a large party at a barn in Orange County.
Authorities said in a release that Xzavier D’Andre Gibson was arrested in Alamance County around 2 p.m. Tuesday by the US Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force.
Gibson has been charged with murder and is being held in the Orange County Detention Center under no bond.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday evening that another suspect had been identified as Takeem “Mudd” Haywood Norris Turrentine, of Durham. Authorities have obtained an arrest warrant against the 23-year-old, who law enforcement officials said is known to frequent the Mebane area.
Turrentine should be considered “armed and dangerous,” according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies were called to the barn on Mill Creek Road just after 1:15 a.m. Sunday. The 18-year-old girl, later identified as Rashiya Melton, was found suffering with a gunshot wound to the head and was airlifted to UNC Hospitals. She died on Monday afternoon.
“The death of this young lady is heartbreaking and completely senseless,” Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood said in a release. “I am proud of my Deputies’ continuing efforts to bring Rashiya’s killers into custody and to have done so with such speed.”
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact Investigator J. Nazworth at (919) 245-2925. The sheriff’s office is offering a $5,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.
Gibson is expected to make his first appearance in Orange County Court on Wednesday.
Takeem “Mudd” Haywood Norris Turrentine (left) and Xzavier D’Andre Gibson (right) / Photos via Orange County Sheriff’s Office