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Trevor Kiernan O'Mara
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Man Fatally Shot In Catawba County Incident, Suspect Charged With Murder

30-year-old Trevor Kiernan O’Mara of Vale was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with murder.

On Thursday (June 27), at 5:01 p.m. deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a person shot at a residence in the 5000 block of Hope Road. When deputies arrived, they found 31-year-old Larry Ray Whisnant deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

Sheriff’s investigators have learned that an apparent altercation between Whisnant and O’Mara led to Whisnant’s death. O’Mara is being held with no bond and was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (June 28).