On Saturday, March 4, 2023, at about 5:55 am, the Gaston County Police Department responded to the 400 block of Mountain Meadows Drive near Dallas, NC, in reference to a Shooting. Responding public safety officials located the residence; two deceased people were inside.
The initial report indicated the victim was Michelle Marcinkus Walter, and the suspect was Johnnie Andrew Walter Jr. Both were found deceased at the residence. Detectives confirmed the decedents' identity by speaking with the victim's family. The initial evidence collected in the investigation suggests this was a murder-suicide.
This is an ongoing investigation. If you have information pertinent to the investigation, the Gaston County Police encourage you to contact Det. H. R. Lloyd 704-866-3320. Information can also be provided through Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000.