Police name suspect in Foster Lane homicide
By Nathan Hardin
SALISBURY — Police early this morning identified Quamaine Deshawn Patterson as a suspect in the killing of a 21-year-old Kannapolis man on Wednesday. Police have obtained first degree murder warrants on Patterson, according to a press release.
Police are asking for help from the community in locating Patterson. He is described as 18 years old, 5-foot-8, slim build. His last known address is 1601 N. Main St.
Anyone with information of his whereabouts please call the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.
Elementary school students and a bus driver found the victim dead in his car from a gunshot wound to the head Wednesday morning on Foster Lane, off Morlan Park Road.
Salisbury Police identified the victim as Rigoberto Angeles-Resendiz, 21, of Kannapolis. Police said they have not had any involvement with him before this incident.
According to Monica Duren, a nearby neighbor, about 15 elementary school-aged kids play on the street every morning before the bus arrives and came to her house on Wednesday, saying they found a body in the car.
The Hispanic male was found in a blue Volkswagen Jetta.
A Kannapolis woman, who said she was Angeles-Resendiz’s cousin, declined to comment through her son, who acted as a translator. The man’s immediate family could not be reached.
Salisbury Police said a school bus driver was trying to make a turn Wednesday morning and could not because a car was blocking the road.
When he approached the car, he saw the man dead on the driver’s side of the car.
The call came at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Early scanner traffic indicated the car doors were open and there was a great deal of blood.
According to a Salisbury Police press release, a couple of doors were open on the car and the engine was running.
But Monica Duren said after being notified by the children, she walked down to the car and the doors and passenger windows were closed.
Duren said the man’s seat belt was still attached.
A neighbor, Risa Miller, reported seeing a black man with long hair walking quickly away from the area, talking on a cell phone, about 4 a.m. She said she was awakened by her dog’s barking.
Miller said her friend heard a horn blow several times at about 5:30 a.m.
Miller said the man was walking away from the area where the body was found and was last seen walking down Pearl Street.
Miller also said the Jetta looks familiar, but she’s never seen the victim before.
Police went door-to-door Wednesday morning, talking to neighbors as police dogs were seen searching the area.
Neighbors around the area said they thought the man’s throat was cut, but Salisbury Police Chief Rory Collins wrote in an email that those accounts were incorrect.
Anyone with more information is encouraged to call police at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-JAIL(5245). These calls may be made anonymously.
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