Suspect at Pasquotank Institute among 4 named in unsolved murder in Fayetteville


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Fayetteville police have identified of four suspects in the unsolved shooting death of a 27-year-old man at a Motel  6 in January 2017. 

Calvin Louis Blackshire, Jr. of Hope Mills was shot at the Motel 6 at 2706 Cedar Creek Road on January 19 but died the next day, officials said. 

Fayetteville police have previously said they believe robbery was a motive in the incident. 

On Friday, Fayetteville police announced four people had been charged with first-degree murder in Blackshire’s death – three of those suspects are not in custody. 

Adam Bradley Scott Golden, 23, is the only suspect in custody. He is currently incarcerated at Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City for unrelated charges. 

The other three suspects were identified as:

  • Elvin Freeman Morrison, 21, of Hope Mills
  • Iona Deja Shameka Thomas, 19, of Fayetteville
  • Yasheika Zikyra West, 18, of Durham

All four suspects are charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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