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4 charged in Kannapolis murder

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Demarcus Rivens (Photos courtesy of Kannapolis Police Department) Demarcus Rivens (Photos courtesy of Kannapolis Police Department)
Kevin Kirkpatrick Kevin Kirkpatrick
Deandre Little Deandre Little
Jimmon Rice Jimmon Rice

By Jeff Rivenbark - email

KANNAPOLIS, NC (WBTV) - Police have arrested and charged four people with a murder which happened in Kannapolis late Tuesday night.

The fatal shooting was at the Cabarrus Arms Apartments and reported around 11:30 p.m.

The victim, James Lazarro Deese of Concord, was found on the ground in front of one of the apartment buildings, police said. 

The 40-year-old was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast where he died a short time later.

Police charged Demarcus Antwain Rivens, 27, with murder and possession of a stolen fire arm.

In addition, 16-year-old Kevin Kirkpatrick, 33-year-old Deandre Little and 23 year-old Jimmon Rice, were each charged with murder.

All four suspects are being held in the Cabarrus County Jail without bond.

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