Shelby police arrest alleged gunman in deadly shooting

Shelby police arrest alleged gunman in deadly shooting

SHELBY, N.C. — Officers arrested James Sanford Thursday for allegedly shooting and killing Tyrand Hopper on Saturday inside a home on West Circle Drive.

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Officers were called to a home around 9 p.m. and found Hopper, 35, suffering from an upper body gunshot wound.

Hopper was rushed to Atrium Health Cleveland where he was pronounced dead.

Police spent the week searching for Sanford.

The two knew each other, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Shelby Police Department. If they wish to remain anonymous, they can contact Crime Stoppers at 704-481-TIPS.   

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.