Suspect in Statesville homicide turns himself in

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Statesville Police Department.
A community is reeling from multiple shootings in just a few months along the same street.
Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 9:18 AM EDT
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STATESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) – Police have taken into custody a man they say shot and killed a 31-year-old early Friday morning in Statesville.

According to the Statesville Police Department, a call about gunshots on Fifth Street came in at 4:12 a.m. While officers were heading to the scene, another call came in about a gunshot victim at 1009 Fifth St.

Police arrived and found the victim, identified as Shawn Darnell Whren Jr., inside the home.

Whren was taken to Iredell Memorial Hospital and later died from injuries, authorities said.

Officers identified Carl Anthony Cathey as the suspect and issued a first-degree murder warrant for him.

Cathey turned himself in Friday night and in being held in the Iredell County Jail without bond.

This isn’t the first shooting call in the neighborhood in recent months; two other homicides were reported nearby earlier in the year in May and June.

[RELATED: Police: Man arrested in shooting of 40-year-old in Statesville]

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Statesville Police at 704-878-3406 or 704-878-3516.

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