ALBEMARLE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Albemarle Police say 20-year-old Byron Anthony Beckford Jr. turned himself in to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police after a fatal shooting Thursday.
Officers say Beckford Jr. was booked in the Stanly County Jail on Friday. He reportedly last seen driving a dark-colored sedan with damage to the passenger side late Thursday.
On Thursday, police say they responded to a home in the 100 block of Carpenter Avenue for a report of gunshots fired around noon. When they arrived, they found 20-year-old McKayla Davis dead at the scene.
Preliminary investigation revealed the deceased was linked to a domestic incident shortly before a witness reported hearing gunshots.
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The incident remains under investigation, and no additional details are available now. City officials say the death is the first homicide in city limits this year.