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Hickory Police investigate domestic related shooting

Hickory Police investigate domestic related shooting

Jul 24, 2021 | Police

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 09:50 p.m., Hickory Police Officers responded to Argyle Place Apartments located at 2830 16th Street Northeast, Hickory, N.C. after receiving a 911 call from a bystander who stated that a male subject had been shot.

Upon arrival, officers found 31-year-old Randall Anthony Brolsma (W/M, DOB: 4/24/1990) deceased with a single gunshot wound to his upper chest. Catawba County EMS responded and pronounced Brolsma dead at the scene.

It was reported that Brolsma was involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend who called friends for help. Upon the friend’s arrival at Argyle Place Apartments, Brolsma and his girlfriend were involved in a physical altercation in the parking lot. It was reported that during the altercation, Brolsma was in possession of a handgun. The friends attempted to assist Brolsma’s girlfriend during the assault, and Brolsma was fatally shot.

This case is still under investigation, and no charges have been filed at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Investigator Marisa Rogers at 828-261-2623 or

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Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Phone: (828) 323-7400
Fax: (828) 323-7550

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