Shooting suspect arrested, charged
A Catawba man was arrested Thursday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
Ramono Dewan Reid, 29, was arrested after Hickory police received a call around midnight reporting a fight involving a crowd in front of an apartment building on Fifth Avenue, NW, according to Hickory Police Department records.
Officers arrived on the scene and found Kenneth Worley Jr., 28, of Hickory, shot in the abdomen with a small-caliber gun. Worley was transported to the hospital by Catawba County EMS.
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