Gastonia man charged with murder after police find man shot in the chest

- A man is facing murder charges after police say he shot another man in the chest in Gastonia Wednesday morning.

Officers with the Gastonia Police Department received a call around 3:36 a.m. Wednesday, May 24 to 1000 N. Oakwood Street for an aggravated assault. 

Upon arrival, they found Adrian Woods, 38 of Gastonia, with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to CaroMont Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. 

Herbert Lamar Torrence Jr., 28, of Gastonia, is charged with first degree murder in Woods' death. He was arrested on Thursday.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at (704) 861-8000. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.


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