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Posted on: January 24, 2023

County Police Respond to Shooting UPDATE

On Monday January 16, 2023 at about 6:00 pm, the Gaston County Police Department responded to the 600 block of Hickory Grove Road, just north of McAdenville, in reference to a shooting.  Several callers had advised a male at this location was shot one time in the leg.  A wrecker was seen leaving the after right after the incident.   Witnesses told police the shooting stemmed from a confrontation over a vehicle.  

On Monday, 1/23/2023, Gaston County Police arrested both individuals involved in the shooting. Both suspects are currently in the Gaston County Jail. Michael Conner is being held on a secured bond of $101,000 dollars. Conner was charged with Possession of Firearm by a felon, Felony Larceny, Assault with a Deadly Weapon inflicting serious injury. Connor also had a warrant for Misdemeanor Failure to Appear.

Michael ConnerMichael Conner

Johnny Reeves Jr. is currently being held in the Gaston County Jail under a secure bond of $100,000 dollars. Conner was charged with Felony Larceny.

Johnny Reeves Jr.Johnny Reeves Jr.

The investigation is on-going at this time.  Anyone with further information is asked to contact Det. S. Brogden at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.  A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information pertinent to the investigation.  There is no further information available at this time.


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