Man wanted for 2014 homicide of Norfolk man arrested

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26-year-old Isaiah Smith

DUPLIN Co., N.C. – A man who was wanted in connection with a 2014 homicide of a Norfolk man has been arrested.

21-year-old McKinley Beaty, Jr., of Norfolk was found dead in front of a KFC outside of Warsaw on Highway 24 on February 13, 2014.

Police said Beaty had been shot multiple times and at the time they believed he had only been in the area a few days.

26-year-old Isaiah Smith was arrested in connection with this incident during a felony traffic stop by the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force in Fayetteville on Friday.


India Beaty

Co-defendant James Newton was also taken into custody in Santa Barbara a few weeks after the shooting happened.

Beaty’s family was in the news again in March of 2016 after India Beaty, McKinley’s sister was shot and killed by police.

According to Norfolk Police, the 25-year-old brandished a gun, which during their investigation police discovered was a non-firing replica gun. Police say she refused to comply with their demands before making a threatening motion with the gun. Both officers opened fire, killing Beaty.


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