Albemarle Police identify suspect, vehicle in homicide

Published 9:15 pm Thursday, September 14, 2023

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The Albemarle Police Department has identified Byron Anthony Beckford Jr., 20, as a suspect in a domestic related homicide investigation.

Albemarle Police are searching for Beckford who was last seen driving a dark in color sedan with damage to the passenger side. The vehicle has North Carolina tag – KAF-9988.

Albemarle Police provided this image of a sedan similar to the one Beckford is believed to be traveling in.

At approximately 11:58 a.m. Thursday, Albemarle Police were called to a home in the 100 block of Carpenter Avenue for a report of gunshots fired. Upon arrival, officers found a
deceased female, later identified as McKayla Davis, 20.

Preliminary investigation revealed the deceased had been involved in a domestic incident shortly before a witness reported hearing gunshots.

Anyone with information about Beckford’s location should call 704-984-9500 or the anonymous tip line at 704-984-9511.