Salisbury: Sharod Raheen Mathis Shot to Death at the Firewater Lounge on S. Avalon Drive This Morning. 7 Year-Old Girl Murdered Elsewhere

Posted on December 4, 2016

RFP Staff/Todd Paris, Photographer and Photos from the community

♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Sharod Raheen Mathis, 22, of 255 Long Bow Road in Salisbury, was the victim of a criminal homicide early this morning.  He was shot outside in the parking lot at the Firewater Lounge on 122 S. Avalon Drive. Mr. Mathis was transported by a private vehicle to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center where he expired.

A 911 dispatch went out at 1:37 a.m. and the Salisbury Police, Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, and emergency responders arrived soon afterwards.   Later in the morning 7 year-old A’Yanna Allen died in a related shooting into a home on 200 Harrel Street. The child died at the scene.  The child’s grandmother Shirley Robinson, 56, was shot in the leg.  Both the child and the grandmother were sleeping in the same bed when bullets struck their home.

According to people in the area the second shooting was an alleged vengeance shooting for what happened outside the Firewater Lounge.

The State Bureau of Investigation joined the Salisbury Police in the investigation this morning.

The Late and Much Beloved A’Yanna Allen:

The Late and Beloved Sharod Raheen Mathis:

Salisbury Police Vehicle at the crime scene in the Firewater Lounge Parking lot:

Location 122 S. Avalon Drive, Salisbury, N.C.:

Photos Taken at the Firewater Lounge Parking Lot Crime Scene Where an Intensive Investigation Was Being Carried Out All Morning:

Location of 200 Harrel Street in Salisbury, N.C.:


Crime Scene Photos Taken This Morning at 200 Harrel Street:


Citizens having any knowledge about this crime are urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect an award of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

**This article will be updated as we receive more information.**

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