SALISBURY, N.C. — A Salisbury man was arrested and charged with the murder of a 19-year-old woman who was killed Tuesday afternoon. 

Rowan County 911 received a call from a man who said the passenger in his car had been shot multiple times. The caller told dispatchers he was taking the woman, identified as 19-year-old Mya Michelle Miller, to the hospital. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

Jeffrey Wayne Hooker Jr mugshot
Jeffrey Wayne Hooker Jr.
Salisbury Police Dept.

Salisbury Police determined that the shooting happened at the intersection of North Long Street and 11th Street. Detectives were able to get a good description of a suspect and the car he was driving. A few hours later, police received several calls about a person shooting into a car and a house in the areas of Victory Street and Fairmont Avenue. 

Officers responding to the scene were able to find a vehicle matching the description given by witnesses and stopped the driver, Jeffrey Wayne Hooker Jr. Hooker was taken into custody for shooting into an occupied vehicle. Evidence gathered by detectives linked Hooker with the shooting of Miller, according to police. He was then charged with murder and a second count of shooting into an occupied vehicle. 

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