Police Say A Wife Found Her Husband Fatally Shot At Home In A Hickory Homicide

HICKORY, N.C. — Hickory Police officers say they responded to a call for service around 1 a.m. on January 24th to find a 59-year-old Black man, Marty Brown, dead in his living room lying on the couch with an apparent gunshot wound.

Detectives say Brown’s wife said she was asleep in the home on 8th Avenue Drive SE, when two unknown Black women came into her bedroom to tell her that her husband was injured.

Police say the two women fled the home after Mrs. Brown found her husband lying unresponsive on the couch.

Investigators say the two women are not suspects at this time and were found shortly after the incident.

Police say the investigation into the homicide remains ongoing, and asks anyone with more information to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.