A suspect in a shooting that claimed the life of a Statesville man and critically injured a 15-year-old earlier this week was jailed without bond following his arrest Friday. The Statesville Police Department is looking for two additional suspects.

Dakota Duke

Law enforcement officers apprehended Dakota Michael Duke, 25, of Old Mountain Road, Statesville, on Friday. He was processed at the Iredell County Detention Center about 3 p.m.

Duke is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, discharging a firearm into occupied property, conspiracy and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The SPD filed those charges in connection with a shooting that occurred about 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Zion Sincere Wilder, 19, was fatally wounded when multiple individuals opened fire on a home at 610 Goldsboro Avenue, police said.

Seven other people were inside the home at the time, according to the SPD. A 15-year-old who was also shot remained in critical condition on Thursday, police said.

Law enforcement officers are looking for two additional suspects.

Tevin Seymore
Javis Black

The SPD has obtained arrests warrants charging Tevin Seymore, 24, and Javis Black, 22, both of Statesville, with murder, attempted murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling, felony conspiracy, and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Anyone with information about their location or the incident at 610 Goldsboro Avenue is encouraged to contact the Statesville Police Department at 704-878-3406. All callers may remain anonymous.

As part of the investigation, the SPD seized a vehicle used in the crime, according to the news release.

Due to security concerns related to the shooting, Iredell-Statesville Schools officials closed the campuses at Statesville High School and Northview Academy on Friday. Students received virtual instruction.


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