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Posted on: October 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Suspects Charged with First Degree Murder in Shooting

Gastonia, NC (October 10, 2023, 2:12 PM): Charges have been upgraded to first-degree murder in the case of Christopher Brewer, 41, and Jerry Johnson Jr., 43, originally arrested on September 29, 2023, for attempted murder and robbery.

On Friday, September 29, 2023, at 1:04 AM, the Gaston County Police responded to 118 Rocky Ridge Way, Gastonia in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim, identified as Shane Lamar Woody (W/M 3/22/1968), suffering from a single gunshot wound. Mr. Woody was transported to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

Following a review with the District Attorney’s office, the charges have been upgraded to first-degree murder. Both suspects are being held without a bond.

The investigation into this case is ongoing.  Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det. S. Brogden at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.  

There is no further information available at this time.


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