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♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Albert Brice Shelton, Jr.,37, of the streets of Salisbury, was shot to death in a parking area by 729 Victory Street. The shooting was reported to 911 dispatch at 2:12 a.m. originally as a cardiac arrest. The area rapidly filled up with Salisbury Police, Rowan County EMS, Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, and Salisbury Fire Department vehicles. Shelton was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound.
Investigators knocked on doors looking for witnesses. Neighbors reported hearing a shot. A handgun was said to be used in the killing.
Police are vigilantly investigating the crime scene. Sources tell us that they are actively looking for a suspect.
Today’s murder is the 3rd in December in Salisbury. At this time there are 16 unsolved murders.
The Late Albert Brice Shelton, Jr.:
729 Victory Street, Salisbury, N.C.
Location 729 Victory Street, Salisbury, N.C.
VICTORY STREET MURDER SCENE SATURDAY:
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 a reward of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/ or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.
**This article is in the formative stage and will be updated as we receive more information.**