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1 Arrested, 1 Sought In Fatal Statesville Shooting

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STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Investigators say they have arrested one suspect and are looking for another man in a fatal shooting outside a home in Statesville.

Witnesses told police that two men on scooters shot and killed 22-year-old Dantae Stokes on Thursday afternoon.

Officers arrested 22-year-old Byron Smyre on Friday. He is charged with murder. A murder warrant has also been issued for 18-year-old Dewayne Pickett. It wasn’t known if either man had an attorney.

Investigators have released little information on what led to the shooting or whether the victim and suspects knew each other.

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