Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Shooting Near Murphy, NC

Murphy, NC (WDEF) — The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department arrests a suspect in a fatal shooting Sunday night.

The suspect is 59 year old Kelvin Wayne Blaylock from Murphy.

The shooting happened at a home in the Peachtree community after 8 PM.

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30 year old Michael (Chicago) Davis was the victim.

The 911 caller said it was a domestic fight, but the Sheriff isn’t releasing information on a motive just yet.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer says “We are in the early stages of the investigation and continue to follow leads. Although we know there were issues involved at this residence we will not speculate until we have done a thorough investigation. I would like to thank Cherokee County EMS, Peachtree Volunteer Fire Department, the Cherokee County Rescue Squad and the District Attorney’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.

If you have any information on the crime, please call the anonymous tip line at 828-837-1344 or email a tip at crime.tips@cherokeecounty-nc.gov.