Murder victim and suspected killer were charged in fatal hit-and-run crash years ago, police said

murder suspect and victim involved in hit and run accident together  years ago
Source: Wake County Detention Center

Jul. 12 2021, Published 11:28 a.m. ET

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The suspect in a July 9 murder and the victim were both charged two years ago in connection to a fatal hit-and-run in North Carolina, police said.

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On July 9, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting at a home, which is where they found Logan Carl Jones dead of a gunshot wound.

Witnesses said they heard two men arguing before the shooting took place. Christopher Alex Small fled the scene, but later returned and turned himself in, police said.

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In August 2019, authorities said Jones and Small were in a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian and then left the scene.

According to the arrest report, Jones told police he thought he hit an animal, which is why he left the area.

However, he later saw paramedics, so he walked back and learned he hit a pedestrian, police said.

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On that same evening, police said they had received calls about a drunk woman weaving through traffic and lying in the road in the area.

According to authorities, Jones, the driver, faced a felony charge of hit-and-run resulting in a death and Small, the passenger, was charged with fleeing an accident resulting in death.

The News & Observer reported both faced criminal charges, but the records show the charges are still pending.

Officials said Small was booked into Wake County Detention Center on the murder charge is being held at the facility.

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