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Suspect in deadly Gastonia shooting arrested

Detectives identified Terry Antonio Lomick, 41, as the suspect who shot the victim.

GASTONIA, N.C. — A man who police say shot and killed another man on May 27 is now in custody more than two weeks after the shooting, according to police.

Officers with the Gastonia Police Department, along with fire and rescue personnel responded to the shooting near Rankin Avenue and North King Street just before midnight on May 27. Police said a man, later identified as 35-year-old Garreth Tomar Rondaz Bickham of Shelby, was found wounded in the car and taken to the hospital for treatment.

Bickham, however, died of his injuries at the hospital.

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Detectives identified Terry Antonio Lomick, 41, as the suspect who shot the victim. He was wanted for several days, and US Marshals put out a $5,000 reward on June 7 for information leading to his arrest.

On June 24, Gastonia police announced Lomick was arrested without incident at a home in west Gastonia. He now faces a 1st-degree murder charge.

An earlier alert from the US Marshals noted he was a known member of the Bloods gang and was deemed armed and dangerous.

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