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Gaston County Police Respond to Shooting Incident

On Thursday July 16, 2020 at about 3:40 p.m., the Gaston County Police Department responded to the 600 block of Capps Drive near Bessemer City, NC in reference to a reported vehicle accident.  Once officers were on scene, it was determined the driver of the vehicle had been shot. 

Through the investigation, the suspect was identified as:

Zachary Michael Patrick McGrawZachary Michael Patrick McGraw
W/M
Belmont, NC 28012
DOB:   11/16/2000

McGraw goes by the nickname of “Ziplock”.  He is considered armed and dangerous.  McGraw is wanted on outstanding Attempted 1st Degree Murder warrants.

The victim was identified as:

Justin Wiley Cornwel
Gastonia, NC
Age:     30 years old

If you encounter McGraw, do not approach him.  Contact 911 or the Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3300.  If you have information on this investigation, please contact Det. R. L. Smith 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.

There is no further information available at this time.