Police: Man wanted for attempted murder in Green Street shooting turns himself in

Published 11:14 pm Thursday, October 5, 2017

SALISBURY — A man wanted for the attempted murder of Corey Parnell Sims turned himself in at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office on Thursday, hours after authorities issued a call for the public’s help to locate him.

Damion Jermaine Morrow, 39, of 105 Forest Pine Lane, was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under an a $50,000 secured bond, according to the Salisbury Police Department. His first appearance is slated for Friday.

Morrow is accused of the Sept. 17 shooting of Sims, 28, of East Spencer. Sims was shot in the head and taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. He was later transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and has since been released.

The shooting occurred at 3 a.m. Sept. 17 at 802 Green St. A crowd of people had gathered, and someone called to report that multiple shots were fired.

When Salisbury police officers arrived, they found that Sims had been shot and taken to the hospital.

No one else was injured.

The initial description of what happened was that it was a drive-by shooting, but police Capt. Shelia Lingle said investigators have not confirmed that the gunshots came from a vehicle.

Lingle has said that people who were at the home were not cooperative with investigators.

Police detectives continue to investigate.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.