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Salisbury man labeled person of interest six months ago, charged with second-degree murder

Facing charges

Tazman Jamal Stockdale

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Police Department says a local man who six months ago was named a person of interest in a shooting death has now been charged with second-degree murder.

Tasman Jamal Stockdale, 27, turned himself in to authorities Monday when he was notified of the outstanding warrant, officials said.

Police investigators testified Monday before a Rowan County grand jury, which returned a true bill of indictment on a second-degree murder charge in the death of Demario O’Bryan Bost.

Police said at 10:16 p.m. Feb. 17, officers were called to 312 Oakwood Ave. about a domestic situation. While en route, officers learned that shots had been fired and CPR was being performed on a victim.

Bost, 28, of East Spencer, died at the scene.

No other details were provided.

In February, Stockdale went to the police station to talk with investigators. No warrant was issued at that time.

He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond.

Stockdale has been convicted of misdemeanor offenses including simple marijuana possession, carrying a concealed weapon, defacing or removing landmarks, and assault on a school official.

— Shavonne Walker

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