A 17-year-old has died from gunshot wounds he received more than a week ago, and a Mount Airy man has been charged in the death.
Devan Skyler Upchurch, 17, of 170 Long St., Mount Airy, died this weekend from wounds he received during a domestic incident that erupted in gunfire at his home on Sept. 28, according to Surry County Sheriff Jimmy Combs.
Chad Delano Rose, 34 of 170 Long St., Mount Airy, has been charged with numerous offenses connected to the incident, including first degree murder.
The death stemmed from a domestic abuse that turned violent during the early morning hours of Sept. 28, when Rose is said to have shot his live-in girlfriend, Latisha Teal Chaney, and her son, Devan Upchurch.
According to reports from the sheriff’s office and Surry County Emergency Services office, Latisha Chaney called in the incident, telling law enforcement that Rose had shot both her and her son. Deputies arrived on the scene shortly after 1 a.m.
Surry Emergency Services Director John Shelton said EMS crews transported the two shooting victims to area hospitals, the youth in critical condition and the woman in serious but stable condition.
Chaney was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem and her son to Northern Hospital of Surry County. He later was transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they were able to take the suspect into custody without incident.
At that time Rose was charged with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill and felonious possession of a stolen vehicle. The latter violation related to a 2004 Mercedes M350 located at the scene which had been reported stolen from Richmond, Virginia.
Rose additionally was charged with felony assault on medical personnel. “I don’t think that happened at the scene,” Sheriff Combs said in indicating that this alleged offense occurred in another jurisdiction, reportedly in a hospital emergency room.
Additional charges filed against Rose since that time, including new charges related to Upchurch’s death, include one count of felony attempted first degree murder; two counts of felony first degree kidnapping; and one count of felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Other charges include two counts of misdemeanor child abuse; three counts of misdemeanor assault in the presence of a minor; three counts of misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor; one count of misdemeanor assault; and one count of misdemeanor damage to real property, according to the sheriff.
Rose is still in custody at the Surry County Jail, where he has been held since the shooting without the privilege of bond.