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HPD investigates shooting on 100 block of 18th Street NW

HPD investigates shooting on 100 block of 18th Street NW

Oct 08, 2020 | Police

On Thursday October 8, 2020 at approximately 12:08 a.m., Hickory Police Officers responded to the 100 block of 18th Street NW in reference to a shots fired call. Upon arrival, officers located a 25-year-old white male, Nicholas Zachary Rozzelle, lying in the street with apparent gunshot wounds. Rozzelle was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center where he was initially treated prior to being transferred to Carolina’s Medical Center by helicopter and is listed in critical condition.

During the initial investigation, it was determined that Rozzelle was confronted by two black males wearing dark clothing. One of the males shot Rozzelle and then the two subjects fled the area on foot.

Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Inv. B. Ollis directly at 828-261-2614 or

Inv. Contact:
Brian Ollis
Criminal Investigations Division

Media Contact: Captain Jeff Young
Criminal Investigations Division


City of Hickory

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



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