Newlywed Rowan County man shot in head during home invasion

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CLEVELAND, N.C. — A Rowan County man is in the hospital after being shot in the back of the head during a home invasion around 10:30 a.m. Monday.

A newly married couple returned home from vacation to a house in the 4200-block of Chenault Road. Deputies with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said the man noticed something wasn’t right and took his wife to a home down the street before returning to the house, according to WBTV.

His wife reported hearing shots fired.

Marcus Kaufman, 25, was shot in the back of the head.

Kaufman was located a short distance from the residence in his 2004 Acura. The Acura had left the roadway and struck a tree, causing further injury to the victim.

Kaufman was airlifted Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he is currently undergoing treatment for life threatening injuries.

Detectives are seeking information concerning a teal or blue colored car, possibly a Pontiac, that may have been broken down or appeared broken down in this area. This vehicle was operated and occupied by at least one black male, police said Monday evening.

An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who may have traveled Chenault Road today between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. or who has information on this incident is asked to contact Lt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

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