Gaston Co. man charged with murder of girlfriend

- A Gaston Co. man has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, according to Gaston County Police.

Police responded to a shooting at the 1100 block of Black Road in Cherryville, NC around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers were advised that a woman had suffered a gunshot wound.

Lacey West, 24, was taken to Caromont Regional Medical Center by EMS where she was pronounced dead, according to officers.

Jeffrey Eaker, 26, has been charged with one count of first degree murder.

Eaker is being held at the Gaston County Jail without bond. Others were inside the house at the time of the shooting, according to police.

Anyone with additional information involving this case is encouraged to call 704-866-3320 or Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000.

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