HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — The search for a suspect in the killing of a Lenoir-Rhyne University football player has ended in an arrest, police say.
The Hickory Police Department reported Wednesday that the suspect, Quavius Shamond Izard, 21, was found “hiding on a property in Collettsville" by the owner.
Officials said that Izard was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder. He was being held in the Catawba County Jail without bail.
Collettsville is about 85 miles northwest of Charlotte, in Caldwell County.
Police reported Monday that Hailee Maureen Melanson was charged as an accessory after the fact.
Izard is suspected of fatally shooting 19-year-old Omari Alexander of Concord. He died early Saturday morning in an apartment parking lot in Hickory.
Alexander was a sophomore at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory and played tight end on the football team. He previously attended Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, according to Lenoir-Rhyne University's website.