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Antonio Demon Wade
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

H.P.D. Searching for Suspect in Thursday Afternoon Shooting

55-year-old Antonio Demon Wade of Hickory is wanted by Hickory Police in connection with a shooting that occurred yesterday (November 30) at the Garden View Apartment complex near the 700 block of 7th Avenue S.W.

Police responded to the shooting at about 4:15 p.m. Thursday. 22-year-old Keyontae Feon-Nyshon Jenkins of Hickory suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound in his upper right arm. He left the scene to seek medical care at Frye Regional Medical Center before Officers arrived. No other injuries were reported.

Hickory Police have obtained warrants for the suspect’s arrest, charging Wade with assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of firearm by felon. At last report today (December 1), Wade remained at large.

Anyone with information regarding the ongoing investigation should call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Investigator Cadyn Laffon directly at 828-261-2636 or