HENDERSON, N.C. — A man who police say shot an employee in a North Carolina grocery store has been charged with murder after she died from her injuries.

Local media reported that Henderson police officers were called to a Food Lion grocery store around 6 p.m. Saturday and found 23-year-old Shaekeya Danielle Gay.

Gay was taken to a local hospital and then transferred to Duke Medical Center in Durham where she died Monday.

Twenty-three-year-old Marcus Tyrell Hargrove of Vance County surrendered to police around 12:20 p.m. Monday. Hargrove had originally been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Hargrove and Day had apparently been involved in a relationship.

It was unclear whether Hargrove has an attorney yet.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.