Cooper announces reward for information on Anson County murder, attempted murder

Published 11:40 am Thursday, May 5, 2022

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Governor Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 that the State of North Carolina is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the 2020 murder of Maliki Byrd, 16, and the attempted murder of Chrishaun Hough, who was 15 at the time of the incident.

“On January 20, 2020, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Wadesboro Police Department responded to a shooting in the roadway in front of 603 Oak Lane, Wadesboro, North Carolina,” stated a press release from the governor’s office. “Upon arrival Wadesboro Police Officers discovered a vehicle riddled with bullets. Mr. Byrd was pronounced dead at the scene and Mr. Hough was critically injured. Mr. Hough survived the shooting, but is now paralyzed.”

Those with information about the case should contact the Wadesboro Police Department at 704-694-2167 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.

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