Man charged with 2nd degree murder of man shot in broad daylight in Gaston Co. neighborhood

Person of interest wanted in fatal Gastonia shooting

GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - A Shelby man has been charged with second-degree murder after a broad-daylight shooting in Gastonia Sunday afternoon left a man dead.

The incident happened just before 2 p.m. on West Hudson Boulevard, near Hwy 321. When officers arrived at the scene, they found 22-year-old Avery Marquavis Ponder, of Cherryville, lying in the street with a single gunshot wound.

Ponder was rushed to CaroMont Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives were looking for 21-year-old Jordan Tre Chambers for questioning about the incident. On Tuesday, officials said Chambers was arrested and charged in Ponder’s death.

A possible motive for the shooting has not been released.

On Tuesday, Gaston Police also announced that Destynee Emayii Woodberry had been charged with accessory after the fact of second degree murder in connection with the case.

Anyone with further information about the investigation is asked to call the Gastonia Poice Department at 704-866-6880.

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