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Two motorcyclists killed in Highway 29 shooting identified

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office said Martin Calvin Cox Jr., of Browns Summit, is in custody in Rockingham County.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Editor's Note: Video is from May 26 and covers details obtained through search warrants in the case. 

Deputies identified two motorcyclists killed in a highway shooting last month. 

The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office said Kwandre’ Marcell Carey, 24, of Montross, Virginia died at the scene, and Haneefa Fitzgerald, 42, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, died after being taken to a hospital.

The man charged in their deaths, Martin Calvin Cox Jr., of Browns Summit, was recently captured near Louisville, Kentucky. He was extradited back to Rockingham County on Wednesday, where he remains in jail. 

Investigators said in May, Cox shot three people riding motorcycles on Highway 29 near Reidsville in the area of the Barnes Street overpass. Two of the victims died from the shooting.  

Deputies aren't naming the surviving victim at this time due to safety concerns.  

Cox is facing charges for two counts of first-degree murder, according to sheriff’s deputies.

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