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An infant and his father were found shot to death inside a home with an urgent search now underway for their killer.
Officers found Darion McClendon, 25, and 4-month-old Da’mari McClendon dead after responding to their North Carolina home.
.The family confirmed that the two were father and son, WSOC-TV reported.A 9-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy were inside the house Sunday when they were shot. They reportedly told police they were traumatized by what they saw.
Jasmine McClendon, Darion’s sister, said the entire family is heartbroken.
“That was my best friend, that was my dog. We have the same dad that we just lost a few years ago, so that’s all I have left of him. And now it’s just me and my other two sisters,” she said.
“I’m hurt. I really just want answers. I really just want my brother and nephew to get justice.”Darion left behind another son, who is only two years old.
Cause of Death
Neighbor David Johnson told WSOC that he was talking to a nearby police officer when someone on a two-way radio said a four-month-old baby was dead.
“When the neighbor and I heard that, we took a step back. The officer was unable to release any information, but he also broke her heart,” Johnson said.
On Monday morning, bullet holes could be seen inside a house and in some cars parked out front.
Monroe Police Chief Bryan Gilliard called the crime a “senseless act of violence.”
“This is a very difficult time for our community and our officers in the face of this senseless act of violence. We are committed to bringing the perpetrator of this crime to justice,” he said.
Investigators cordoned off the entire block as they searched for evidence for hours.
Police are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.