Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: At 4:27 am on Sunday, July 10, 2022, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a kidnapping at 1152 Perth Road. Road Patrol Deputies arrived one minute and 13 seconds later. They observed two females and a male standing in the parking lot near the walkway leading to the pier.
As the deputies approached the three, the male told them there was another person on a boat who was shot. While gathering additional information, the deputies went to the area where the boats were tied up and located a male with two gunshot wounds. A semiautomatic pistol, three loaded magazines, and a bag containing additional items were located in the parking lot.
The scene was secured and Iredell County EMS arrived and took the gunshot victim to an area trauma center for emergency treatment and surgery. Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigators and Criminal Investigators responded to the scene to begin the investigation.
The three individuals were identified as, Markis Allan Kirkpatrick and Andiaye Tyler from Charlotte and Keishari Chanel-Wicks Johnson from Las Vegas, Nevada. Criminal investigators transported the three to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.
Crime Scene Investigators processed the boat at the pier. They collected shell casings and other items of evidence. They were also able to obtain security camera footage from a business near the crime scene. The video was able to document the area where the incident occurred.
While questioning the three people at the sheriff’s office, investigators noticed differences in the statements and gathered information about activities that occurred prior to the three coming to the pier and the shooting taking place.
Based on the statements, video footage, and other evidence recovered, the investigators were able to draw several felony and misdemeanor arrest warrants against the suspects.
The three suspects were taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where they were charged as follows:
Markis Allan Kirkpatrick, Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with Intent to Kill, and Felony Conspire to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance. Magistrate M. Nethken issued a 75,000.00 dollar secured bond.
Andiaye Jahriziyah Tyler, Felony Conspire to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Prostitution. Magistrate M. Nethken issued a 10,000.00 dollar secured bond.
Keishari Chanel-Wicks Johnson, Felony Conspire to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Conspire Prostitution. Magistrate M. Nethken issued a 10,000.00 dollar secured bond.