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Not So Super: Man Known as ‘Batman’ Accused of Fatally Shooting Friend in North Carolina

Man Known as 'Batman' Accused of Killing His Friend in North Carolina
Source: Rowan County Sheriff's Office; Unsplash

Cody Helms is known as 'Batman,' but he's no superhero right now.

Mar. 27 2024, Published 10:02 a.m. ET

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Law enforcement officials said a North Carolina man who goes by the name Batman has been arrested for allegedly fatally shooting his friend during a dispute.

Around 1 p.m. on March 21, deputies responded to a home in Kannapolis after a resident of the home reported that a family member had been shot, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

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By the time the family member called 911, the suspect fled the scene. They said the alleged shooter goes by the name Batman.

Responding officers found the victim, 33-year-old Jonathan Yancey, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Witnesses were able to identify the suspect as 36-year-old Cody Helms, who was reportedly friends with Yancey.

Officials said the two friends got into an argument moments before the fatal shooting.

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Helms was located about one mile from the scene not long after the incident occurred.

He was arrested and charged with murder, authorities said. He was booked into the Rowan County jail.


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