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$4,000 reward offered for man wanted for murder in Statesville shooting

Tyrell Dantaye Daniels has a lengthy criminal record, including convictions for assault attempted robbery and burglary.

STATESVILLE, N.C. — Deputies in Iredell County, North Carolina, are looking for a man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in Statesville Tuesday morning. 

According to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to a reported shooting on Williams Road, near west Statesville around 3 a.m. A short while later, investigators were called to Iredell Memorial Hospital, where the victim was pronounced dead. 

The sheriff's office announced Tuesday, June 15, a $3,000 reward is being offered by the U.S. Marshals. An additional $1,000 is being offered by the local Crime Stoppers fund. 

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During the investigation, detectives identified Tyrell Dantaye Daniels, AKA "Lil Buckey" as a suspect in the shooting and obtained a warrant for his arrest for murder. 

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Investigators said Daniels has a lengthy criminal history, including convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree burglary, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a stolen firearm and communicating threats. Deputies said Daniels has made threats against police officers in the past. 

Any person with information about Daniels' whereabouts is asked to call the Iredell County Sheriff's Office at 704-878-3100. He is considered armed and dangerous. 

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Note: WCNC instituted a new policy in March 2021 regarding the broadcast or posting of mugshots.

WCNC will only air or post a mugshot if the person has been formally charged with a crime and in a few other cases. The exceptions include: If it appears the person could be a danger to themselves or others or if they are wanted by authorities; to differentiate between people with a common name; if the photos could encourage more victims to come forward. The news-editorial leadership may also decide to use a mugshot based on the severity of the crime(s) committed and/or the level of public interest in the crime and ensuing criminal proceedings.

WCNC Charlotte is choosing to show the mugshots of the suspect in this case because they are on the loose and a threat to the public.