The Statesville Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Monday morning.

Kareen Jabbar Stevenson Jr.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Fifth Street and Newbern Avenue around 1:20 a.m. for a shots fired call, according to an SPD news release.

When officers arrived at the scene, they were informed that a victim had been taken to Iredell Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, police said.

The Statesville Police Department was then notified by Iredell Memorial Hospital that a second victim, identified as Kareen Jabbar Stevenson Jr., arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound, police said.

Stevenson later succumbed to his injury, according to the news release.

The Statesville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is requesting that anyone who has information regarding this incident to contact the Statesville Police Department at 704-878-3406 or 704-878-3516.

7 thoughts on “SPD investigating fatal shooting in area of Fifth Street and Newbern Avenue

  1. Kimberly Wasson says:

    We have got to have a gang initiative and a gun initiative in Statesville. Please bless the families and everyone needs to be calling the mayor and chief for a plan.

    We asked for a gang prevention plan last year. Still no plan and more senseless murders in the same area. No cameras, no task forces, no plan and continual deaths. This has got to stop.

  2. Wanda Dalton says:

    This is so sad. My heart breaks for his family and for our young people here in this place of craziness 🙏🙏🙏

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