Cleveland County man arrested in fatal shooting


MOORESBORO, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Mooresboro man. 

Around 10:45 a.m. authorities received reports of a person laying in front of the house at 441 Gantts Grove Church Rd. with a gunshot wound. 

When deputies arrived at Gantts Grove Church Rd., they found the victim, later identified as Calvin Walton. Walton was confirmed dead on scene by EMS.

Shortly after the first call was placed, another person was reported shot at 525 Trinity Ch. Rd.

There, deputies found Terry Petty, who also suffered a minor gunshot wound. Deputies gathered information indicating that Petty was involved in the shooting at Gantts Grove Church Rd., and was possibly the shooter.

Petty was detained by sheriff’s deputies and transported by EMS for his wound. The investigation is still ongoing. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office at 704-484-4856.

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