Two arrested after fatal Statesville shooting, third suspect wanted

A 19-year-old was killed Wednesday after he and another teen were shot.
Police have arrested Dakota Michael Duke after his alleged role in a fatal shooting in Statesville on Wednesday night.
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 5:54 PM EDT
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STATESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - Two people have been taken into custody in connection to a shooting on Wednesday night in Iredell County.

According to the Statesville Police Department, warrants have been obtained for Dakota Michael Duke, Tevin D. Seymore and Javis Black for their alleged roles in the shooting. Duke has since been taken into custody.

Late Saturday, authorities announced Seymore had been apprehended in Charleston, West Virginia. He is being held without bond and is awaiting extradition back to Iredell County to face charges of murder, attempted murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling, felony conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious Injury and possession of firearm by felon.

As of Saturday, Black is still on the run.

Police responded to Goldsboro Avenue in Statesville on Wednesday night after multiple shots were fired at a home, striking a 19-year-old and a 15-year-old.

Police were called to a home on Goldsboro Avenue in Statesville Wednesday night for a deadly shooting.

The 19-year-old, later identified as Zion Wilder, died due to his injuries. The 15-year-old was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Duke is charged with a litany of charges, which are listed below:

  • Murder
  • Attempted Murder
  • Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling
  • Felony Conspiracy
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury
  • Possession of Firearm by Felon

He is being held at the Iredell County Jail without bond.

Tevin Seymore (left) and Javis Black (right).
Tevin Seymore (left) and Javis Black (right).(Statesville Police Department)

Police have since seized the vehicle the three men were allegedly in at the time of the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding the case, or the location of Black, is encouraged to contact the Statesville Police Department at 704-878-3406. Tips can be left anonymously.

In a separate incident at approximately 1:28am while officers were on scene at the Goldsboro Avenue incident, officers heard shots fired near the intersection of Fayetteville Avenue and Fifth Street. Officers located two juveniles in the area and upon approaching them, one suspect fled on foot. Officers pursued the suspect and during the foot pursuit the suspect dropped a loaded 9mm pistol. The 14-year-old juvenile was taken into custody and the firearm was seized. N.C. Department of Juvenile Justice was contacted and declined to pursue a secured custody order for the juvenile. The juvenile was charged with Possession of a Handgun by a Minor, Carrying a Concealed Handgun and Resist, Delay or Obstructing a Public Officer and was later released to his mother.

Related: Man killed, 15-year-old injured in Goldsboro Ave. shooting in Statesville