1 still wanted in shooting of volunteer firefighter

1 still wanted in shooting of volunteer firefighter

Tramel Devon Hart

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by WCNC.com staff

WCNC.com

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 9 at 6:15 PM

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. -- Three men have been arrested and one other remains at large following the shooting of a volunteer firefighter in Rowan County.

Police arrested 19-year-old Jaylend Daquann Turner and 25-year-old Michael Dwayne Teasley on Friday. Turner and Teasley made their first court appearances on Monday.

Monday afternoon, authorities told NBC Charlotte that 23-year-old Khari McClelland was taken into custody in the Newton-Conover area. The Rowan County Sheriff's Office says McClelland shot Marcus Kauffman in the head at his home on Chenault Road in the small town of Cleveland.

Investigators say the victim, Kauffman, arrived home from vacation with his wife to find the suspects stealing from their home.

Turner is charged attempted murder, among other felonies, and was booked into the Rowan County Detention Center on a $3 million bond.

Teasley was booked under a $500,000 for allegedly acting as an accessory after the fact.

The charges against McClelland have not yet been released.

Police continue to search for 19-year-old Tramel Hart; he is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Authorities say Kauffman may be have been shot with his handgun, which was stolen during the burglary.

Kauffman, who is unable to speak, remains in critical condition.

The Sheriff's Office says the suspects in this case may be responsible for six other home burglaries in a five-mile radius of the Kauffman home.

Anyone with information should call 911. 

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