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Teen charged in Kannapolis shooting after two-hour standoff in Spencer

By Shavonne Potts

shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com

SPENCER — Kannapolis Police charged a 17-year-old Tuesday with involvement in a shooting incident there after a two-hour standoff with law enforcement in Spencer.

He is the second person charged as a result of an investigation of the shooting, which occurred on June 3 on Kennedy Avenue where one person was injured.

The victim has since been released from the hospital, according to Kannapolis spokeswoman Annette Privette Keller.

According to Rowan Sheriff’s Chief Deputy David Ramsey it took the Kannapolis Police and members of the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office two hours to get the teen out of a house at 900 S. Carolina Ave. in Spencer.

Ramsey said a girlfriend was able to talk him out of the house and that law enforcement brought an armored vehicle to the scene to assist them in getting him out of the house.

The teen was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and two counts of shooting into an occupied property. He is in the Cabarrus County Jail under a $750,000 bond.

The Kannapolis Police Department was assisted in the investigation and arrest by both the Cabarrus and Rowan County Sheriff offices.

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