The suspect in this case, Destin Lamar Sloan, a 22 year old black male, of 145 Maria Ln., Woodleaf, NC has been charged with Murder; Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell, & Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance; and Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell, & Deliver a Schedule IV Controlled Substance. Sloan was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under NO Bond.
As stated earlier, the suspect and victim, Kerry Gray, a 39 year old black male, of 185 Deb St., Woodleaf, NC had been involved in an argument today, shortly after 1pm. During the dispute, Destin Sloan shot Kerry Gray in the driveway area of Maria Lane, in front of Sloan’s residence. Patrol Officers from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and the Coolomee PD responded to the incident after being called by neighbors. The Woodleaf Fire Department and Rowan County EMS also responded to the scene. The victim, Kerry Gray died as result of the gunshot wounds and the suspect, Destin Sloan was still on the scene when law enforcement arrived.
Investigators from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and an Investigator with the NC SBI responded to the scene to continue the investigation. Investigators secured a search warrant for the residence of Destin Sloan. During the search of the suspect’s residence and vehicle, Investigators seized 16 grams of crack cocaine, approximately $1000 in US currency & a rifle from the 145 Maria Lane address. Investigators also seized 2 handguns from the suspect’s vehicle, a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis.
Hard work by Investigators and the assistance of the public resulted in the arrest of the suspect, Destin Sloan, within less than 6 hours of the incident. The investigation of this incident will continue, and anyone with further investigation should contact the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700.
ROWAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
REF: SHOOTING 145 Maria Ln., Woodleaf, NC
Victim is Kerry Gray, a black male from 185 Deb St., Woodleaf, NC, born 07/12/1975. The suspect is Destin Sloan, a black male from 145 Maria Ln., Woodleaf, NC, born 11/24/1991. The shooting took place in the driveway area of Maria Lane, in front of suspect’s residence. The victim died from gunshot wounds. Shooting followed an argument between the two above persons. Multiple witnesses are being interviewed. A search warrant is being obtained at this time, as interviews are being conducted. The NC SBI is assisting and Coolomee PD responded as well.
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