Update: January 12 at 2 pm - Christopher Hill turned himself in to the police and is in custody.
Gastonia, N.C. - January 12, 2023: Detectives from the Gastonia Police Department (GPD) are investigating the homicide of 34-year-old Braxton Devin Farquhar of Gastonia that occurred outside a home yesterday evening.
Just before 10:30 p.m. yesterday evening, the Gaston County Emergency Communications Center received a call for the sound of multiple gunshots in the 100 block of W. Sixth Avenue.
Upon arrival, first responders located Farquhar outside of his home on W. Sixth Avenue suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
During the investigation, detectives identified Farquhar’s 23-year-old stepson, Christopher Lee Hill, as the offender.
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Hill charging him with first-degree murder. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information regarding Hill’s location is urged to immediately call 9-1-1 and not approach him.
Christopher Lee Hill