Rowan County: Witt Darnell Alexander, Jr., Suspect in the Shooting Murder of Mirah Turner on N. Long Street, Arrested Sunday Morning

Posted on June 24, 2018



RFP Staff

♦ According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources Witt Darnell Alexander, Jr., 25, living on the “streets of Salisbury” and a suspect in the 2 a.m. shooting murder of Mirah Turner, 25, at 1425 N. Long Street, was arrested by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies this morning at 807 S. Caldwell Street. Under no bond, Alexander is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Witt Darnell Alexander, Jr.:

Charges Witt Darnell Alexander, Jr.:

Witt Darnell Alexander, Jr.’s Previous Record:

https://webapps.doc.state.nc.us/opi/viewoffender.do?method=view&offenderID=1176725&searchLastName=Alexander&searchFirstName=witt&listurl=pagelistoffendersearchresults&listpage=1

Sources report that the killing occurred around 2 a.m. at 1425 N. Long Street. A call to 911 Dispatch reported shots being fired into a N. Long Street home.

When deputies arrived they found Mirah Turner and immediately began rendering aid to the victim. Shortly afterwards EMS services arrived and a medic pronounced Turner dead at the scene.

According to sources Turner was inside her home with her mother when Alexander allegedly arrived and attempted to force his way into the home. Turner attempted to secure the door, as Alexander allegedly fired multiple shots, hitting the victim. This crime may be linked to a shooting that occurred earlier Sunday at 117 W. 11th Street in the same vicinity.

Local law enforcement sources say that Mirah Turner was not an intended target and did not know Alexander. There may be other suspects or persons of interest in this case. Apparently investigators are looking for a vehicle and a person seen standing in the yard at the time of the killing.

The Late and Much Beloved Mirah Turner:

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office moved swiftly to obtain arrest warrants for Alexander for murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

At this time early in the investigation no motive has been supplied yet for the shooting.

1425 N. Long Street, Salisbury, NC:

Location 1425 N. Long Street, Salisbury, NC:

807 S. Caldwell Street, Salisbury, NC:

Location 807 S. Caldwell Street, Salisbury, NC:

Persons with any information about this crime are urged to call the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700. 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.

Salisbury: 807 S. Caldwell St. Targeted for Shootings Monday and Tuesday:

https://rowanfreepress.com/2018/06/14/salisbury-807-s-caldwell-st-targeted-for-shootings-monday-and-tuesday/

**This article will be updated as more information arrives.**

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