Monroe NC shooting kills man, 4-month-old baby at apartment

A baby and an adult were gunned down Sunday night in a shooting at a Monroe apartment.

Darion McClendon and Damare McClendon had both been shot by the time police arrived to a Morrow Avenue apartment shortly after 10 p.m.

Darion was 25 years old, and Damare was 4 months old. Both died of their injuries. Police did not immediately share information about the relationship between the man and the baby.

“This is a very difficult time for our community and our officers in the face of this senseless act of violence,” Monroe Police Department Chief Bryan Gilliard said in a statement. “We are committed to bringing the perpetrator of this crime to justice.”

Monroe police say they’re still looking for suspects. They ask anyone with information to call 704-282-4700.

This is a developing story

This story was originally published May 30, 2022 10:53 AM.

Sara Coello investigates issues across North Carolina for The Charlotte Observer. Before joining the team, she covered criminal justice and breaking news for The Dallas Morning News and The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C.

Monroe NC shooting kills man, 4-month-old baby at apartment

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