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-Press Release, Henderson Police Department
As previously released, on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at approximately 8:43 p.m., officers of the Henderson Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of E. Andrews Avenue to investigate gunfire.
When they arrived, they located Alveante (Al) Markeith Holden (18), of Vance County, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Mr. Holden was seated inside a vehicle he had been operating earlier in the parking lot of “The Wash House,” a laundromat. Mr. Holden had succumbed to his injuries prior to deputies’ arrival.
A press release was composed and sent to the local media, including news stations in the Raleigh/Durham area. We requested the assistance of the public and later released a short video clip of the suspect’s vehicle leaving the scene.
Within a few days of the incident, we received information that has now led to warrants being obtained for the arrest of Wallace Wayne Yarbrough (44) of Person County (photo not available at this time).
Yarbrough is currently being held in the Wake County Detention Center for charges pending out of the Wake County area, and his warrants are awaiting service by a jurisdictional agency.
Mr. Holden’s family was notified of the news yesterday evening by the case agent.
The Henderson Police Department is again thankful to our citizens for their assistance in these investigations and the media for their informative coverage of this case in particular.
As always, the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers is vital to our agency and an anonymous means to helping our community solve crimes. We implore anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at (252) 492-1925 or through the P3 app on their smart device or contact the HPD directly at (252) 438-4141.
The Henderson Police Department is still actively investigating this case.