Police: I-40 shooting victim was victim of reported kidnapping in Catawba



Statesville NC: On Thursday afternoon, May 11, 2017 just after 3PM, Statesville Police officers responded to a reported shooting just off of the interstate at I-40 westbound near the I-77 interchange. Upon arrival, Troopers from the NCSHP and Iredell County EMS were on scene. The victim had already been declared deceased.

SPD Investigators also responded to the scene to investigate the shooting. Investigators processed the scene which was in a wooded area at the I-40/I-77 interchange. Investigators also interviewed the decedent’s brother and a close friend of the decedent. The decedent had been riding with his brother, and the friend was following them, all of whom were travelling from the Greensboro area.

Preliminary findings from the scene and interviews indicate that the victim died of a possibly self-inflicted gunshot wound. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

While on scene, SPD Investigators learned that the decedent was recently the victim of a reported kidnapping, assault, and robbery, which reportedly took place on Monday morning in Catawba County. That case was currently under investigation by the Maiden Police Department.

The decedent’s family has been notified. This gentleman was identified as William Terry Dickey, W/M, 61, of Greensboro NC.

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