E. Spencer police searching for shooting suspect

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 29, 2011

By Shavonne Potts
EAST SPENCER ó The East Spencer Police Department is looking for a person of interest involved in a Saturday night shooting along Heiligtown Road that has ties to a stabbing that occurred a week ago.
The victim, Dadrian Donald, 29, was shot in the leg during a confrontation with another person who Donald refused to name.
The incident occurred at 7:30 p.m. Donald did tell police he was walking in the 700 block of Heiligtown Road when the unnamed shooter shot him in the leg with a shotgun.
ěHis injuries were not considered life-threatening but did require hospitalization,î Baldo said.
Donald was shot once, but the blast from the shot gun hit both calves.
ěHe is in good condition,î Baldo said.
The hospital is not being named to further protect the victim.
There is a possibility that this shooting and the stabbing that occurred in East Spencer, where Deshawn Outlaw, 22, was stabbed in the upper right chest at a Grant Street apartment, are related, Baldo said.
He said though the two incidents are separate they are linked by the same person of interest.
He did not provide details on the person of interest, but did say the victims in both incidents are not talking to law enforcement.
ěThe person of interest has prior ties to gang and drug activity,î Baldo said.
He said he talked to Donald who didnít know much about the stabbing incident involving Outlaw.
ěItís more coincidental,î Baldo said.
A shotgun shell was located at the scene of the shooting but the weapon has not been found.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.