CLAYTON, N.C. – Clayton police have arrested and charged a second suspect in the shooting death of a man found injured in a gas station parking lot Thursday, according to a Town of Clayton news release.

  • Clayton police have made two arrest in a Thursday shooting death
  • Jairus Leshon Anderson, 18, and Dwayne Spates, 39, have been charged with homicide
  • Darrius Pierre Lassiter was found shot in a gas station parking lot

The release says Dwayne Spates, 39, of Jacksonville was arrested on Monday. Jairus Leshon Anderson, 18, and a juvenile female were both taken into custody on Friday.

The two men have each been charged with killing Darrius Pierre Lassiter, 29, of Apex.

The female juvenile is reportedly being held in protective custody with charges pending.

The release says a group of men had an argument and gunfire began at 1:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Durham and Hobbs streets. Lassiter was shot and fled in a black SUV, according to the release.

Officials say the SUV eventually went across U.S. 70, hit a ditch, and rolled into a field before stopping near an industrial building. Lassiter stumbled to a nearby gas station at the corner of U.S. 70 and Powhatan Road and collapsed.

Emergency responders pronounced Lassiter dead around 2:20 p.m., according to the release.

In addition to the murder charge, authorities say Spate is also charged with conspiracy to traffic marijuana.