Police arrest fourth suspect in Hickory homicide case

The 15-year-old suspect was allegedly involved in a shooting on Monday.
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Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 4:37 PM EDT
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HICKORY, N.C. (WBTV) - The Hickory Police Department has arrested a fourth and final suspect in connection to a homicide that happened earlier this week.

On Monday, four teenagers, three 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old, allegedly killed Shonniel Blackburn, 35, at the Blue Ridge Heights Apartments complex.

Upon arrival, authorities found Blackburn lying on the ground with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police arrested the three 16-year-olds on Wednesday, and spotted the 15-year-old in a stolen car on Thursday.

The names of the four suspects have not been released.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case contact the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551, or contact Investigator C. Laffon at claffon@hickorync.gov.

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