HENDERSON — A shooting Wednesday night left an 18-year-old dead and police looking for the man they believe is responsible for his death.
Henderson police said the victim, Alveante “Al” Markeith Holden, was dead by the time officers got to the scene outside a laundry on the 600 block of East Andrews Avenue. He suffered a wound to his upper torso, and was seated in a vehicle parked in the laundry’s parking lot.
Emergency dispatchers sent police to the scene at about 8:43 p.m. to investigate gunfire.
From gathering evidence at the scene and questioning witnesses, police believe Holden “is a victim of a narcotics transaction gone awry,” according to a news release Police Chief Marcus Barrow sent to The Dispatch and other media outlets.
The suspect is a white man and “is believed to be the sole shooter,” but there was another man and woman with him, also white.
“We are currently looking for an extended-cab, white, full-size, truck with a high stance, possibly a lift kit,” the news release said. “The make of the vehicle is not clear, but is possibly a GMC or Chevrolet. The only additional descriptor we have is brush/limbs protruding from the cargo area.”
Police are hoping to get some tips about the case, and are offering a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information. People can contact them via Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers by calling 252-492-1925 or using the P3 app.
They can also contact the Henderson Police Department directly at 252-438-4141, or through Facebook or Instagram.