Man wanted in fatal Salisbury shooting turns himself in

Suspect was also shot during the incident

Man wanted in fatal Salisbury shooting turns himself in
Reginald Dean Oglesby, 21, is the suspect in the case, according to police. (Source: Salisbury Police)

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - A man who had murder warrants issued against him in Salisbury turned himself into police on Wednesday.

Reginald Dean Oglesby Jr., 21, has been charged with 2nd-degree murder for the fatal shooting that took the life of Jonathan Elijah Ijames, 30, on April 26 on E. Lafayette Street.

Oglesby is in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1,075,000 bond.

The Criminal Investigations Division with the Salisbury Police Department had obtained 2nd-degree murder warrants.

Oglesby was one of five people who were shot that day, according to police.

Police said a fight escalated into a shooting around noon in the 900 block of East Lafayette Street.

“This is very preliminary information," said Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes at the time. “We know that a fight was occurring and it escalated to where shots were fired.”

One person, later identified as Ijames, was fatally shot, another was airlifted to Baptist Hospital with serious injuries and two others, including a juvenile, had non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Another person, now identified as Oglesby, showed up at a hospital in Statesville with non-life-threatening injuries.

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