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Salisbury man shot dead in front yard, police looking for shooter

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SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

Salisbury police spent more than five hours investigating the murder of 23-year-old Marquis Feamster early Tuesday morning.

Feamster was shot in the front yard of a house along E. Fisher Street where he was hanging out, according to authorities. 

The call for a shooting came in just before 1:00 a.m. Shortly afterward police put up crime scene tape around the home and yard blocking traffic.

Family members showed up to the scene shortly after police began investigating. 

Tracy Hooker, Feamster's first cousin, told WBTV that the 23-year-old wasn't a trouble maker. 

"It's kind of hard to believe that something like this could happen to him because he was so to his self... It's just sad."

Hooker told WBTV that Feamster has a 3-year-old daughter that now will be without a father.

"His life was taken for nothing," said Hooker. "I don't know what happened but no one can make you that upset to where you take their life."

The Salisbury police department is looking for the person responsible for Feamster's death.

Family members also confirmed that Marquis is the brother of Treasure Feamster.  Treasure Feamster, who was 13 at the time, was shot and killed in 2007  in crossfire between two rival gangs in the parking lot of the J.C. Price American Legion building.

That shooting led to changes in the way law enforcement dealt with gang crime in Salisbury.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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