Police Search For Suspect Vehicle Involved In I-85 Fatal Shooting In Gaston County

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Gaston County Police are searching for a white Dodge Charger after its occupants opened fire on a teen’s van Tuesday afternoon on I-85 and killed him.

Police say they are currently looking for a 2012 or later white Dodge Charger with dark tinted windows, spoiler, and possibly factory chrome rimes that was involved in the homicide.

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Stock Photo – This is not the actual suspect vehicle.

Officers are also seeking the identity of the occupants.

Police say the suspect vehicle was last seen traveling southbound on Interstate 85, where it took exit 10 towards Kings Mountain/Shelby on Highway 74.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective J. L. Henderson with the Bessemer City Police Department or Detective Stacey Brogdon at 704-866-3320.

Information leading to the identification of the suspect(s) can be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 through Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.

UPDATE (10 p.m.):

I-85 Southbound reopened around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday after being closed for hours.  Gaston County Police say a 19-year-old was shot and killed.  Officers  responded to the shooting on southbound Interstate 85 near exit 13. When officers arrived on scene, they found one victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Caromont Regional Medical Facility by Gaston Emergency Medical Services where he succumbed to his wounds.  The victim has been identified as Uriah Diondreus McCree, 19.

Original Story (3/22/22):

GASTON COUNTY, NC (8 p.m.)  —  An investigation is underway after someone shot into an occupied vehicle on I-85 South at Edgewood Road (Exit 10B) near Bessemer City during rush hour, according to Gaston County emergency communications.

The shooting was called in around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and shortly afterward, I-85 South was shut down from exit 13 to exit 10B. Gaston County Police, Bessemer City Police and the Highway Patrol are diverting traffic. NCDOT says the highway may not reopen until 10 p.m.