Winston-Salem police arrest Monroe murder suspect

MONROE, NC (WBTV) - Authorities have arrested a man in Winston-Salem in connection with a fatal shooting which happened in Monroe.

Winston Salem police officers arrested Rico Rodriguez Allen, 33, on Ardmore Road in Winston-Salem.

The murder happened inside a home on English Street Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Monroe Police Department, Allen and the victim, Michael Richardson, got into an argument. Allen shot Richardson and he died at the scene.

Allen was charged with first-degree murder and will be taken to the Union County jail.

Police said there may be additional arrests made in connection with this murder.

If you know anything about this crime, call Detective Mark Greene at 704-282-4717 or call Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600