Man arrested after deadly shooting reported near Gaston County middle school
Police responded to a home across the street from Holbrook Middle School on Sunday.
LOWELL, N.C. (WBTV) - A man was shot and killed near a Gaston County school on Sunday afternoon, police said.
According to the Lowell Police Department, officers responded to a home at 307 South Church Street in Lowell, which is right across the street from Holbrook Middle School, around 4:26 p.m.
Once at the scene, police found Michael Antoine Drayton Jr had been killed by an apparent gunshot.
Police found three other men inside the home and found one to be a suspect in the case.
All three men and a woman were taken to the Gaston County Police Department for questioning.
Officers identified the suspect as Samuel Colt Usery. He was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
Lowell Police are investigating the shooting, along with assistance from the Gaston County Police Department and the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office.
Police said there is no threat to the public.
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