A resident of the city of Bessemer was killed on Friday morning

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BESSEMER CITY, NC (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A call for help that was believed to be a cardiac arrest turned into a homicide Friday morning.

Authorities responded to 1001 Peggy Drive for a medical emergency. When they arrived, they found 20-year-old Cherryville resident Matthew Watkins dead in a homicide.

Gaston County police investigated the scene and determined that Watkins was killed by Charlotte resident Chavis Samuel Davis.

After consulting with the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office, Davis was arrested and charged with first degree murder. Davis is currently in custody at the Gaston County Jail awaiting his first court appearance.

Law enforcement officers found a large amount of narcotics and firearms at the scene. They also arrested and charged Henry Gonzalez with drug offenses. Officials charged Gonzalez with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of selling a controlled substance.

The man is being held in the Gaston County Jail on $50,000 bond. At this time, the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with more information can call the department. S. Brogden at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.

There is a reward of up to $1,000 for information relevant to the investigation. There is no additional information at this time.

A resident of the city of Bessemer was killed on Friday morning

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