Iredell Co. Sheriff: Man shot and killed by girlfriend's ex

Suspect: Jeffrey Allen Gillespie

Update- January 21, 2014

The suspect in the Iredell County homicide has been arrested.

According to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office and the CMPD around 10:30 a.m. officers found the suspect and followed his car to an office building where they arrested him.

The suspect will be taken to Iredell County by the Sheriff's Office Detective today.


Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell says around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning a woman received a call from her ex-husband saying he shot her current boyfriend in a Troutman parking lot.

According to the Sheriff the body of 25-year-old Robert Joseph Swedlund was found around 2 a.m. by a newspaper carrier in a gravel lot near the Troutman Animal Hospital on Murdock Rd.

Gillespie was last seen driving a white 2004 Acura with the tag CJT4791.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the sheriff's office at 704-878-3180.