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Justin Tyrone Cowan
Courtesy of Statesville Police Department

Suspect In Shooting Taken Into Custody

37-year-old Justin Tyrone Cowan of Statesville was arrested Tuesday (March 28) in connection to a shooting earlier this month. He’s charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and discharge a weapon into occupied property.

On Tuesday, the United States Marshals Service/Carolina’s Regional Task Force apprehended Cowan at a residence within the city limits of Statesville. He had outstanding warrants connected to a shooting that occurred on March 13.

As WHKY previously reported, on that date at approximately 12:00 p.m., Statesville Police received a report of shots fired and a vehicle collision in the 1000 block of North Center Street. Officers arrived at the scene and found a 32-year-old Statesville woman sitting on the side of the roadway. The woman was suffering from a gunshot wound to her arm and torso.

The Statesville Fire Department and Iredell County EMS responded to the scene, and the woman was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment. The Statesville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene and began their probe into the incident.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the woman was pulling out of her residence on North Center Street when an unknown suspect located behind her vehicle fired a gun into the vehicle, striking her. As the woman continued out into the roadway, she struck another vehicle traveling north on North Center Street. Investigators believed this was an isolated incident.

Cowan was taken before the magistrate and was initially placed in the Iredell County jail with no bond due to the charges being domestically related. He is not listed as an inmate in Iredell County today (March 30). A District Court appearance is scheduled for April 18.