Two Suspects Charged for March 21 Murder of Tyceria Alexander

Two Suspects Charged for March 21 Murder of Tyceria Alexander

Gastonia, N.C. - June 9, 2023: Detectives from the Gastonia Police Department have charged 18-year-old Jontariyon Jackson of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, and 20-year-old Marquon Nixon of Gastonia for the March 21 murder of 20-year-old Tyceria Alexander that occurred outside in the 1200 block of Union Road.

On March 21 just before 4:30 p.m., GPD officers responded to the 1200 block of Union Road for the report of a shooting that just occurred.

Responding officers located Alexander on the road deceased from a gunshot wound.

During the investigation, detectives identified Jackson and Nixon as suspects and obtained warrants for their arrest.

Jackson was located and arrested in the local area on May 17.

Nixon was located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and taken into custody with the assistance of the Milwaukee Police Department.  Nixon was extradited to Gaston County on June 6.

Jackson and Nixon are being held in the Gaston County Jail without bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

GPD thanks the Milwaukee Police Department for their assistance in locating and arresting Nixon.       



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Jontariyon Jackson


                                                                                                                                                                    Marquon Nixon 



Marquon Nixon


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