'Armed and dangerous’ homicide suspect captured in Alexander County

Deputies arrest man wanted in killing in Alexander County

ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A man wanted in a deadly shooting in Hiddenite Sunday morning has been arrested and charged.

Officials say they responded to a home on Middle Road and found 23-year-old Blade Mckinley Campbell dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

It is believed that Campbell and Antonio Castillo were arguing when Castillo pulled out a pistol. Deputies immediately began a search for Castillo, who was believed to be traveling in a 2006 Nissan Altima.

Castillo, 22, was arrested Sunday afternoon off of Highway 90 on a warrant for first-degree murder.

Deputies located Castillo’s abandoned vehicle on Pierpoint Lane. A short time later, around 4:20 p.m., officials say they located Castillo at a home on Jessica Lee Lane. Deputies approached the home as Castillo allegedly started running through a field.

Castillo was arrested after a brief foot chase. Deputies say he was in possession of an AR-15 rifle which was not used during the shooting and a significant amount of ammunition.

The weapon used in the shooting has not been located.

Castillo was charged with murder and is being held in the Alexander County Detention Center under no bond.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 828-632-8555.

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