• 88°

Fight over paternity lands one man in the hospital, another shot in the leg

Police say an argument over paternity got out of hand Thursday and landed one man in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the thigh. Another man was struck by a stray bullet, but refused medical care.
Investigators are looking for a man they say fired several shots in front of a home in the 900 block of Celebration Drive, the primary street within a Habitat for Humanity subdivision. Celebration Drive is located just off Ryan Street, near Old Concord Road. Police ask for the public’s help as to the whereabouts of Samuel Lee “Rook” White, 33, of the 1100 block of Celebration Drive.
The incident began around 10:20 p.m. when a caller reported hearing several gunshots. Police Capt. Shelia Lingle said there was an ongoing issue with a neighbor, and a fight ensued. Reportedly, White argued with another man, the victim, about who was the father of a child, Lingle said.
White pulled out a gun, police said, and shot the victim in the thigh. All of the people involved are known to each other, she said.
Lingle said one man was struck in the leg by a stray bullet. He didn’t immediately realize he was shot and refused medical treatment.
Police said White pointed the gun at another man, but a woman pushed it aside before it fired.
White is expected to be charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and one count assault by pointing a gun.
The victim was taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center where he is in stable condition.
In 2011, White was convicted of felony drug possession, according to the N.C. Department of Correction.

Comments

Comments closed.

Ask Us

Ask Us: When will front entrance to courthouse reopen?

Coronavirus

As COVID-19 cases wane, vaccine-lagging areas still at risk

Crime

Blotter: Man faces litany of charges for fleeing sheriff’s deputies

Granite Quarry

‘Race to the Dan’ brings Revolutionary War back to Rowan

Local

‘Unity in the Community’ event brings together Salisbury Police, NAACP

BREAKING NEWS

One killed, two others shot on South Jackson Street in Salisbury

Crime

State examining Davidson County emergency alert received in Rowan, other counties

Local

Cleveland Rodeo packs house for 10th year

News

Salisbury’s Jacques Belliveau talks mental health, filming during premiere of ‘Reggie: A Millennial Depression Comedy’

News

Sen. Ford backs new set of election-related bills

Business

Downtown Salisbury bullish on potential for more residential space

Business

Biz Roundup: Wine about Winter set for June 18

Business

Local artists draw in adventurous travelers with eclectic Airbnb rental downtown

Education

Commissioners discussing reviving joint capital project committee with school board

Business

Beech-Nut Stage One cereal recalled

Lifestyle

‘All Critters Big and Small’ program coming to library

Kannapolis

Area Sports Briefs: Former A.L. Brown standout Cambrea Sturgis wins two sprint events

Education

RSS administration to recommend return to five-day school week

College

Baseball notebook: Wingate wins national championship; high schools set sights on playoffs

Local

Gene Seaford gets fifth career ace at age 90

Education

Livingstone seeking nominees for inaugural ‘Forty Under 40’ Society

Business

‘Stopping that cycle’: Edman named director of Prevent Child Abuse Rowan

Nation/World

Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China

Nation/World

Rash of mass shootings stirs US fears heading into summer