ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. – Deputies in Rowan County arrested two men in connection with a fatal shooting early Sunday morning.

According to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, detectives responded to a reported shooting on Carter Street in Kannapolis. When they arrived, officials discovered a white man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A witness told the detectives of a tan car that was leaving the scene after the incident. Police in China Grove saw a vehicle that matched the description given by the witness and initiated a traffic stop on I-85 near Webb Road. Deputies were called to the scene and discovered a handgun inside the suspect vehicle. Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested on the spot, police say.

Jai Montreal Winchester
Jai Montreal Winchester
Jahari Shaheed Rustin
Jahari Shaheed Rustin

Following the investigation, Jai Montreal Winchester, 21, and Jahari S. Ruston, 20, were each charged with one count of murder.