Police: 2 sought after man shot in neck during argument in Statesville

Statesville Police Department 

The Statesville Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating two young men in connection to a shooting that injured another man. 

On Sunday, Jan. 20 around 2 a.m. an employee at Iredell Memorial Hospital notified police that a man with a gunshot wound had just been dropped off in their parking lot. 

As officers arrived to IMH, they spoke to the victim's girlfriend who said the shooting happened at a home in the 300 block of E Broad Street where they were renting a room. 

Witnesses that live near the home told police there was a fight in the driveway and a man was shot at least one time in the neck. He was reportedly taken to the hospital by his girlfriend, his girlfriend's son and a friend. After they dropped off the victim, the son and his friend drove away. 

The victim was transferred to Baptist Medical Center where he underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition. 

The suspect has been identified as Zachary Shane Russ, the 25-year-old son of the victim’s girlfriend.

Russ is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm in the city limits. A warrant for accessory after the commission of a felony was obtained on Marquize Eugene Everhart, 23, of Troutman, the acquaintance.

Investigators have not located Russ or Everhart at the time of this release.