Two suspects arrested following fatal Gaston Co. shooting

Two suspects arrested following fatal Gaston Co. shooting
Marvin Neal and Donald Wheeling (Source: Gaston County Police Department)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The second suspect in the murder of Michael Lee Moore on April 14 was arrested Friday.

Officers arrested 26-year-old Donald Christopher Wheeling hours after alerting the community to be on the lookout for him and labeling him armed and dangerous.

He was arrested after fleeing from county police officers on a stolen motorcycle. Wheeling has been charged with first degree murder, felony fleeing to elude arrest and possession of stolen property.

On Monday, police arrested 36-year-old Marvin Christopher Neal and charged him with first-degree murder.

The shooting happened around 12:45 a.m. Monday on W.H. Kiser Road near Long Shoals Road.

Community policing officers attempted life-saving measures whent hey arrived on scene until Gaston Emergency Medical Services got there. He was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center, where he later died as a result of the injuries.

The Gaston County Police encourages anyone with information about this incident to contact detectives at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. Information leading to the identification, arrest and/or prosecution of suspect(s) involved in this incident can result in up to a $1,000 reward.

This is an on-going and evolving investigation. Due to the nature of this investigation, officials say no further information can be released at this time.

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