2 NC-based Marines charged in weekend shooting

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Associated Press

Posted on January 8, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 8 at 12:38 PM

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a combat veteran who had deployed to Iraq twice is one of two Marines accused in a shooting outside a restaurant near a North Carolina base.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that 28-year-old Sgt. Michael Haridat of Bronx, N.Y., is charged with assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting Sunday morning of 29-year-old Christian Onate in the parking lot of the restaurant near Camp Lejeune.

Jacksonville police also said 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Erwin Rodriguez Jr. of Arlington, Va., is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He is accused of shooting 27-year-old Jonni Aidoo. A third shooting victim, 27-year-old Enation Roney, remains hospitalized.

Jail officials could not say if either Rodriguez or Haridat had attorneys.

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