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.