Police seek suspects in Kannapolis murder

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

By Shavonne Potts
KANNAPOLIS ó Police are looking for two men involved in a shooting death late Monday night near Venus Street.
Authorities received reports of gunshots being fired just before 11 p.m. in the area of 1001 Venus St., a Kannapolis Police Department statement said.
Officers found Donyell Devein Simmons, 22, lying on Venus Street with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord and was pronounced dead a short time later.
Simmons had been staying at 1001 Venus St. with a relative. The home had been forcibly entered, police said.
Witnesses reported seeing two suspects fleeing the scene in a dark-colored sport utility vehicle.
The motive for the shooting remains under investigation, Kannapolis Police Sgt. Chris Nesbitt said Tuesday morning.
Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to contact the Kannapolis Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 704-920-4001 or call the Kannapolis Area Crime Stoppers at 704-932-7463.