A fatal shooting is under investigation. On Thursday (January 7) at 11:55 p.m., Iredell County Emergency Communications received a call from an address on Molly Lane in Statesville in reference to a shooting. The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the location.
When the responding deputies arrived they found a victim who had a gunshot wound to his chest. The victim was transported to a local medical facility where he was pronounced dead. Upon initial investigation, witnesses said the deceased was assaulting his wife when he was confronted by a family member. A struggle ensued between the two men, and a shot was fired striking the deceased in the chest.
Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene. Evidence gathered at the home, and through interviews from witnesses confirmed the initial statement. The investigation results will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for review to determine if any charges will be filed.