Woman in critical condition after shooting in Hickory dies

- A woman died Monday evening following a shooting earlier in the day in Hickory. 

Police say the incident happened at 10:40 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15 at 1265 11th Street NW. 

While in route to the scene, officers say they received the suspect’s description and direction of travel.

The suspect, identified as James William Thacker, was located and detained by officers.

Upon arrival to the address police located a woman, identified as Tammy Cloninger, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Cloninger was taken to Frye Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

Police say Thacker is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury. Hickory Police are seeking additional charges on Thacker as a result of Cloninger's death.

According to Hickory police, it was determined Cloninger and Thacker were involved in a domestic dispute at the time of the shooting. 

The Hickory Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is continuing the investigation at this time.

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