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Suspect deemed 'armed and dangerous' for pair of shootings turns self in, Gastonia police say

Rakeem McCree turned himself late Friday night, according to the department.

GASTONIA, N.C. — The Gastonia Police Department said a suspect wanted for a pair of shootings turned himself in days after they asked for help finding him.

According to the department's Twitter account, they were searching for Rakeem McCree, 25, who is facing two counts of attempted murder.

The department tweeted out initial details just after 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. According to them, the shooting unfolded around 4 p.m. near North Edgemont Avenue. 

The department says they were trying to negotiate with the suspect inside a home on East 5th Street. A heavy police presence near that area and South Avon Street wrapped up just after 9 p.m.

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Credit: Jerel Palmer/ WCNC Charlotte
Negotiation scene in Gastonia

McCree was deemed armed and dangerous by the department at the time. On Friday, Feb. 11, the department said he had turned himself in and was in custody

The photo above was provided by the Gastonia Police Department. A mughsot is not yet available as of Feb. 11.

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