Fourth arrest made in Gastonia homicide

A homicide investigation is underway in Gaston County after a 20-year-old was killed overnight.

GASTONIA, N.C. – Detectives in Gastonia have arrested a fourth man in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old man. 

According to Gastonia Police, officers responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of Balthis Drive just before 12:30 a.m. Investigators say that 20-year-old Richard Nathaniel Abernathy was pronounced dead at the scene. On Tuesday, Gastonia Police said they had apprehended 19-year-old Kevin Goodwin. He was charged with first-degree murder. 

Investigators said several people were taken into police custody for interviews with detectives. 

Gastonia Police arrested three men following those interviews. Jonqae Delshun Griggs, 19, Dawan Altarqi Myers, 20, and Jahqualyn Travis Goode, 18, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Investigators also charged 19-year-old Kevin Davon Goodwin with first-degree murder and obtained warrants for his arrest. 

Anyone with information about Goodwin's whereabouts is asked to call Gastonia Police at 704-866-6884.


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