Police arrest second suspect in Kannapolis murder

  • Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Monday, March 18, 2013 7:36 p.m.
Demarcus Chambers
Demarcus Chambers

UPDATE: Police have arrested Logan Porter Brown of Concord, the second suspect in the Saturday murder of Casey Ray Wilkinson.

Brown was arrested in Charlotte by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team, a Kannapolis Police Department press release said.

UPDATE: Kannapolis police have identified the victim in a Saturday murder as Casey Ray Wilkinson, 21, of Clarence Jordan Court in Concord.

KANNAPOLIS — Police here have arrested one person and are still looking for another suspect in the Saturday shooting of a man in the 1700 block of Hampton Forest Drive.

Police charged Demarcus Rashad Chambers, 24, of 1309 Klondale Ave. Extension Sunday with murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Meanwhile, a warrant for murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon has been issued for Logan Porter Brown, 22, whose last known address was 3794 Lake Spring Drive, Concord.

Brown’s vehicle was recovered in the Concord Mills Boulevard area.

“Our agency took possession of the vehicle, but we were unable to locate the suspect,” Capt. Patrick N. Patty of the Kannapolis Police Department said in a press release.

Brown is approximately 6-1, 200 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Patty said the department’s felony investigation unit has been collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses.

Information released regarding the investigation will be extremely limited at this particular time,” Patty said.

Police have not released the name of the man on Hampton Forest Drive who was shot in the residence, pending notification of family.

Police were called to the residence at 5:57 p.m. Saturday.

The two suspects were seen running from the area.

Kannapolis Police requests anyone with information regarding this incident or the suspect’s location to call 704-920-4000 or Crime Stoppers at 704-932-7463 (CRIME).

A reward is available for anyone providing information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in this case.

The public also can post or direct message the Police Department on its social media sites, @kannapolis911 on Twitter or Kannapolis911 on Facebook.

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