Second suspect wanted in Sunday murder

Published 4:57 pm Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SALISBURY — Salisbury Police investigators are looking for a second suspect in the Sunday murder of Kornell Marquis Cook, who was found dead outside a Brenner Crossing apartment building.

Police say Xavier Dionne Lowe, 17, of 617 E. Liberty St., is being sought on charges of murder and discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

On Monday, Elija-wn Oglesby, 18, turned himself in to authorities and was charged with murder and discharging a weapon into an occupied property. He remains in the Rowan County jail without bond.

Salisbury Police were called to 642 Williams Road in reference to a shooting Sunday night. When officers arrived, they found the body of Cook, 24, at the back door. Salisbury Police Department investigators and the State Bureau of Investigation are investigating.

Police Chief Jerry Stokes told reporters at a Monday news conference that the shooting involved gang members, but it has not been labeled as gang-related.

Stokes also said the Sunday night murder of Cook does not appear to be related to the Saturday shooting and stabbing of Rodney Antonio Carpenter.

Carpenter was taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and later transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where his current condition is unknown. As of Sunday, he was in critical condition.

Anyone with information on the location of Lowe is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or CrimeStoppers at 866-639-5245. Tips may be submitted online at