CAPTURED: Suspect identified in Kings Mountain double homicide arrested

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Barnes, Michael Shane: Gaston County Jail

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Gaston County authorities have arrested an “armed and dangerous” suspect who was wanted in connection to a double homicide in Kings Mountain.

Michael Shane Barnes, 19, of Taylorsville, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree attempted murder.

Barnes was booked into the Gaston County Jail Monday, Feb. 22, at 7:52 a.m. on the felony charges.

Barnes is accused of killing Robert Gibby, 22, and Adam Wood, 19, in a shooting near Lowery Road and Lewis Farm Road last Thursday. Another person suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

2 young men found dead on rural road north of Kings Mountain 

It is still unclear what the motive was for the deadly shooting.

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Anyone with further information on this case is asked to call Gaston County Police Detective J. Brienza at 704-866-3320. Information can also be provided through Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.

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