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Arrests Made In Child’s Murder
L-R: Nasir Cor’lee Turner, Sayqwon Khalil Miller (Arrested) and Donnell Tiaujan Ellison (Wanted)
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Arrests Made In Child’s Murder

18-year-old Nasir Cor’lee Turner of Mooresville, 19-year-old Sayqwon Khalil Miller of Statesville, and three juveniles were arrested Friday (July 9) and Saturday (July 10) by Statesville Police Officers. Turner and Miller are each charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, discharging a weapon into occupied property and conspiracy. All five suspects are charged in connection to the murder of eight-year-old Ah’Miyahh Howell and the assault of another child, who sustained serious injuries. Another suspect, Donnell Tiaujan Ellison of Statesville is also being sought in this case.

On Monday, June 28, 2021, at 6:56 p.m., the Statesville Police Department responded to a call stating that individuals were shot at  an address on Wilson Lee Boulevard in Statesville. Officers located Ah’Miyahh Howell and another child, suffering from gunshot wounds outside of the residence. Officers immediately began life saving efforts until EMS arrived. Both children were transported to the hospital, where Howell passed away.

Ah’Miyahh Howell
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The Statesville Police Department reached out to the community for assistance in solving this crime. They were told several people were outside when the shooting began, however no witnesses had come forward. Statesville Police, with the assistance of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, was able to locate and seize two vehicles in connection with the homicide.

The first vehicle is a 2003 White Honda Accord and the second a 2013 White Mercedes C250. Forensic evidence obtained from the vehicles, combined with investigative leads and evidence from the crime scene, allowed for the identification of suspects involved in the crimes.

Turner and Miller were jailed in the Iredell County Detention Center without bond. They have District Court dates Monday (July 12). If anyone witnessed the murder of Ah’Miyahh Howell or the shooting of the other child, contact police immediately.

If anyone knows the location of Donnell Tiaujan Ellison, call 911 immediately. He is considered armed and dangerous.