6th arrest made in deadly multi-vehicle shooting in High Point

Malik Thomas, 22.

HIGH POINT, N.C. — A sixth arrest has been made after a 33-year-old man was fatally shot in the head when people inside four vehicles started shooting at each other in High Point on Jan. 22, according to a press release.

Malik Thomas, 22, was arrested on Monday and charged with first-degree murder. He was arrested at the Guilford County Courthouse without incident.

The shooting happened at 5:19 p.m. in the area of East Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and South Scientific Street. Amar Clark, who police say was involved in the shooting, was shot in the head.

Police say he was taken to Wesley Long Hospital hospital by private vehicle in one of the SUV’s involved in the shooting and later transferred to Cone. He died on Feb. 4.

The initial investigation led to the arrests of 21-year-old Zacchaeus Anderson, 16-year-old Jakhi Spriggs and 21-year-old Brandon Nie. All are charged with attempted murder. All three were taken to the High Point Jail on a $1 million bond.

High Point police said in later news release that Davie L. Wade, 23, and Brian K. Sykes, 21, both of High Point, were arrested in connection with the incident after a traffic stop on Jan. 23. Wade has been charged with first-degree murder.

Officers initiated the traffic stop in the area of Leonard Avenue and University Drive and both Wade and Sykes fled the vehicle, the release said. Both were taken into custody.

The shooting has been reclassified as a homicide and police will speak with the district attorney’s office about upgrading charges against those involved in Clark’s death.

High Point police Lt. Curtis Cheeks III confirmed the shooting is part of a trend of “violent individuals targeting each other” in High Point. He said the incident is not believed to be random.

Anyone with information on the Monday night shooting is asked to call Crimestoppers at (336) 889-4000.