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Fatal Shooting In Hickory Under Investigation

A fatal shooting Monday evening (October 17) in Hickory is under investigation and an individual was taken into custody in the case. On Monday at approximately 6:45 p.m., Hickory Police Officers responded to an apartment building in the 900 Block of 5th Street SE after receiving a 911 call from a man who said he had shot his roommate. Upon arrival, officers found an adult white male inside an apartment injured from a gunshot wound. Catawba County EMS responded and pronounced the man deceased at the scene.

The caller was still at the scene when officers arrived and he was taken into custody. The names of the victim and the suspect were not released until the victim’s next of kin could be notified. Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Investigator Isaacs directly at 828-261-2626 or aisaacs@hickorync.gov.