Lincolnton Police investigating first homicide since 2014

- Lincolnton Police investigators are conducting their first homicide investigation since March 2014.

Police say Johnny Ray Izard, Jr., 25, died after being shot on Newbold St. around 11:48 pm on Friday.

Police received a call about a man lying in the street and when officers arrived on scene they found Izard suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken by EMS to Caromont Regional in Gastonia but was later pronounced dead.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call Detective Brandon Hunsucker at 704-736-8900 or Crime Stoppers of Lincoln County at 704-736-8909.

Check back here for updates on this developing story. 

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