Albemarle Police search for person of interest after homicide

Published 2:22 pm Thursday, September 14, 2023

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The Albemarle Police Department is searching for a person of interest related to a domestic related homicide investigation.

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 Davis had been involved in a domestic incident shortly before a witness reported hearing gunshots.

Albemarle Police and other law enforcement partners areĀ  searching for a person of interest in the case, identified as Byron Anthony Beckford Jr., 20.

The incident remains under investigation and no additional details are available at this time.