Man charged with murder in fatal shooting of man in Catawba County

Another killing at Catawba County home

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a man at a home in Conover early Monday morning.

The shooting happened around 3 a.m. at a home on White Tail Circle. Deputies say they arrived to find a man, later identified as 28-year-old Samuel Antonio Hernandez Loza, dead inside the home with a gunshot wound.

Tony Marshall Shook, 54, has been charged with murder in connection with the homicide of Loza. Shook was served with a warrant charging him during the early morning hours of Tuesday. Shook is being held without bond.

Investigators are still seeking a second suspect in this homicide investigation. This person is described as a white woman, approximately 20-30 years old, with blonde hair. This woman was wearing a grey Calvin Klein hooded sweat shirt at the time this incident occurred.

Investigators say Loza had been staying at the home on White Tail Circle for several weeks prior to the incident.

Officials say the victim in the case knew the suspects. A homicide investigation is underway. No possible motives have been provided.

A deadly shooting happened in the same home last year, but officials say the cases are connected and different people lived in the home at the time.

Anyone with information concerning this suspect and or this investigation is asked to contact the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-3112.

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