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Man charged after fight sparked deadly shooting at Shelby home

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Richas Bernard Clark, 23, charged with murder after deadly shooting at his Shelby home (Source: Shelby Police Department) Richas Bernard Clark, 23, charged with murder after deadly shooting at his Shelby home (Source: Shelby Police Department)
SHELBY, NC (WBTV) -

A Shelby man has been charged with murder after police say he shot a man and woman during a fight at his home Tuesday night.

Twenty-three-year-old Richas Bernard Clark was arrested in Gastonia after police say he shot 29-year-old Jacques McIntyre and 40-year-old Demetria Adams on Crawford Street in Shelby Tuesday night just before 9:00 pm.

McIntyre was shot in the arm and side and later died from his injuries after being taken into emergency surgery at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.  

Adams was shot in the foot and was treated and released.

The pair lived together in Gaffney, South Carolina according to a report filed by police.

Shelby Police say a fight broke out between Clark and the pair at his Crawford Street home and shots were fired.

Clark ran from the scene before police arrived and was later located in Gastonia.

Back at the home in Shelby, neighbors and family members watched as the two victims were loaded into ambulances.

"When I got up there police were everywhere," said Calvin Flack. "A lot of my cousins were up there and stuff and they were balling and crying."

Flack is Jacques McIntyre's cousin. He says he did a double take after hearing the 29-year-old died at the hospital. 

"They told me he was in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm and the side. I didn't think he died," said Flack. "It shocked me."

Police charged Clark with first degree murder, possession of firearm by felon, and assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held in the Cleveland County Detention Center with no bond.

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