Man wanted in connection with Statesville shooting

STATESVILLE, N.C. – The man wanted in connection with a Statesville shooting turned himself into authorities after they enlisted the public’s help.

According to Statesville Police, officers responded to a shooting at the intersection of Park Drive and Bristol Drive a little before 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 22. When police arrived, they found a 26-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was treated by paramedics before he was taken to the hospital for further treatment.

Investigators said the victim was on a moped at the intersection when the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Craig Alan Blackwell Jr., pulled up on a moped and shot him. Officers searched throughout the night for Blackwell, but were unable to locate him.

Detectives obtained warrants against Blackwell for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury, possession of a firearm by a felon, and discharging a firearm in the city limits.

Blackwell turned himself into authorities Thursday afternoon to the Statesville Police Department headquarters. He faces multiple charges in connection to the incident and is being held on a $275,000 bond.

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