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Fourth Juvenile Suspect In Murder Case Taken Into Custody

Fourth Juvenile Suspect in Murder Case Taken into Custody

The final juvenile suspect wanted in connection to the murder of 35-year-old Shonniel Blackburn was taken into custody this afternoon (June 17) by Hickory Police.

The search for four suspects, three 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old, began after Mr. Blackburn was found dead at the Blue Ridge Heights Apartments on June 13. The three 16-year-old suspects were taken into custody earlier this week.

The Hickory Police Department expressed its thanks to the Hickory community for their patience and assistance as Officers worked to investigate the case.