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NC man charged with shooting, killing wife in their Mooresville home

Derik Trocke was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife, Annalene Trocke, at their home in Mooresville Sunday.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — A Mooresville man was charged with shooting and killing his wife at their home Sunday afternoon, police said. 

Mooresville police responded to a reported shooting at a home on Laurel Glen Drive in the Cherry Grove subdivision a little after 5 p.m. Sunday. The caller, 39-year-old Derik Thomas Trocke, told 911 dispatchers that he shot his wife. When officers arrived, they found 39-year-old Annalene Julia Trocke dead from a gunshot wound. 

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Detectives responded to the scene and began collecting evidence related to Trocke's shooting. Derik Trocke was arrested following an interview with investigators. He was charged with first-degree murder. Derik Trocke is being held in the Iredell County jail without bond.

Credit: Mooresville Police Department
Derick Thomas Trocke

No further information was provided by Mooresville police at this time. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Mooresville Police Department at 704-664-3311.

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