WINGATE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A man was killed in a Union County argument-turned-shooting Saturday evening, according to the sheriff’s office.
The incident happened at a home on the 900 block of Clark Street near Ansonville Road.
Deputies say they responded to the residence for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound.
Deputies identified the victim as 43-year-old Shaun Sturdivant. Union County EMS took Sturdivant to the hospital, but he later died from his injuries, officials say.
Authorities advised a suspect, 58-year-old Ricky Ponds, was taken into custody and charged with First Degree Murder.
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Deputies say they believe that Ponds and Sturdivant were in an argument that escalated and ended in Sturdivant’s death.
Ponds is being held without bond in the Union County Jail and is expected in court on July 17th according to the Sheriff’s website.
Anyone with information is asked to call the UCSO Main Office at (704)-283-3789, local Crime Stoppers at (704)-283-5600, or submit a tip through the UCSO’s smartphone app.