ROWANCOUNTY, N.C. -- Two Salisbury men who authorities say are to be considered extremely dangerous are wanted in connection with a violent home invasion in which the victim's dog was shot and killed.
The Rowan County Sheriff'sOffice was called-out to a home invasion in the 200 block of Mendenhall Road around 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 24.
The victims told authorities two black males came to the door of the home, which was occupied by three 20-somethings. A female occupant answered the door and asked the men to leave, officials say, but the two suspects plus a third black male forced their way into the home and produced handguns.
The suspects began firing shots in the house, one of which killed the victim's dog, Sasha.
Several items were taken as the three victims were held at gunpoint, and the Sheriff's Office says several more shots were fired inside the home before the suspects fled.
Detectives identified two of the suspects as Salisbury residents Jalen Lamont Cook, 20, and Gabriel Jamar Brown, 23.
Warrants have been obtained for both Cook and Brown on the charges of first-degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and cruelty to animals, all felonies.
The men are believed to be in the Salisbury area.
If you have any information on Cook and Brown's whereabouts, you're asked to call Lieutenant Chad Moose at (704) 216-8687. Cook and Brown have both been added to Rowan County's Most Wanted List.
The investigation is ongoing.