Second suspect in Fiesta Rodeo nightclub shooting sentenced to prison

Posted at 10:22 PM on Mar 8, 2019

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

A second suspect in the Fiesta Rodeo nightclub shooting last March was sentenced to 58 to 82 months in prison on Friday after being convicted of three felony charges for his role in the incident.

Judge Joe Crosswhite imposed the sentence in Iredell County Superior Court after Deontae Tyrik Savoy pleaded guilty to three counrts of conspiracy to commit attempted murder, according to a Statesville Police Department news release.

Savoy was one of six suspects charged in the March 23, 2018, in which three teens were wounded in the parking lot of the nightclub on Salisbury Highway.

He turned himself in after the SPD's Violent Crime Unit investigators obtained warrants charging him with conspiracy to commit murder. Violent Crime Unit investigators worked closely with Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Floyd to prepare for the cases to go to trial.

Savoy is the second suspect to plead guilty to charges in connection to the Fiesta Rodeo shooting.  Okiero Tiquan Shuford pleaded guilty on January 25 to three counts of attempted first-degree murder and was sentenced to 125 to 162 months in prison.

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