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Sister of slain Rowan County man: He was in the wrong place at the wrong time

By Elisabeth Arriero
earriero@charlotteobserver.com

The sister of a slain Cleveland man said her brother and cousin were “in the wrong place at the wrong time” when they were fatally shot as they left a home on Saturday night.

“They were leaving unarmed with my brother (and) another in the back (of a pickup truck),” Kayla Redman said in an email. “My brother shielded the younger boy (and) took a bullet.”

Redman is the sister of Daniel Carlton Redman, 21, of 628 Cedar Glen Circle, who was found dead Saturday about 3.5 miles away from where the shooting began.

Her cousin, William Thomas Redman, 20, of 112 School St., was also found dead.

Authorities have not identified a suspect in the case.

Rowan County sheriff’s officers were dispatched to 1025 Mountain Road in Cleveland at about 10:10 p.m. Saturday in response to a disturbance there.

The caller told dispatchers several men were at the residence with guns. The caller also advised that shots had been fired.

About 10:25 p.m., Rowan County dispatchers received a call from 520 Hildebrand Road in western part of the county. The caller reported that two gunshot victims were there, located in an orange and black pickup truck.

Deputies arrived at the Hildebrand Road home and found the two victims dead.

“Our brother was a kind (and) loving person who would do anything he could to help you,” Kayla Redman said.

Records indicate that Daniel Redman and William Redman were both found guilty in October 2010 of injury to real property. They were also found guilty of second-degree trespassing in January 2013.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 1st Lt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

Arriero: 704-358-5945; Twitter: @earriero
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