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4th suspect remains at large in shooting of Rowan man

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    Marcus Kauffman, 25, of Rowan County, was shot Monday when he apparently confronted a burglar at his home, sheriff’s deputies said.
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    - ROWAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
    Khari Dewayne McClelland
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    - ROWAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
    Jaylend Daquann Turner
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    - ROWAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
    Michael Dwayne Teasley

Authorities arrested a third suspect Monday in connection with last week’s shooting of a Rowan County man during an apparent home burglary.

Khari Dewayne McClelland, 23, of Harmony in northern Iredell County, was arrested in Catawba County, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said.

McClelland was wanted on charges of attempted murder, larceny of a firearm, breaking and entering and larceny. The Rowan sheriff’s office says McClelland was returned to Rowan County late Tuesday and jailed under $5 million bond.

The victim, 25-year-old Marcus Kauffman of Rowan County, remains in critical condition in Carolinas Medical Center, where he is being treated for a gunshot wound to the head.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for Tramel Devon Hart, 18, of Statesville.

Two of four men wanted in the case were arrested Saturday: Jaylend Daquann Turner, 19, and Michael Swayne Teasley, 25. Both are from Statesville.

Investigators previously said they believed McClelland was one of the two men thought to have been burglarizing Kauffman’s home when the volunteer firefighter confronted the burglary last Monday morning.

Turner was arrested on the same charges as McClelland.

Hart and Teasley face charges of accessory after the fact.

Kauffman and his wife, Maryann, were returning Dec. 2 to their home on Chenault Drive in the western part of Rowan County after Thanksgiving weekend trip. They saw a car stopped near their house, so Kauffman dropped off his wife at a neighbor’s home.

He went to his house and was shot. Arrest warrants accuse McClelland of taking computers, a game console and a handgun from Kauffman’s residence.

Meanwhile, friends and family of Marcus Kauffman say he continues to battle complications from the shooting. The biggest problem has been brain swelling.

A fund has been established to help pay for Kauffman’s medical bills.

Donations should be made payable to “Cleveland Believers Fellowship” and sent to Cleveland Believers Fellowship, 3700 South River Church Road, Woodleaf, NC 27054. Mark “Benevolence” in the memo field. Staff writer Elisabeth Arriero contributed.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle
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