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Police looking for man in connection with Saturday shooting

Salisbury Police are looking for a man in connection with a shooting incident that occurred early Saturday on West Bank Street.

The man is described in a news release as a black male who is 6 feet tall and approximately 250 pounds. A news release said the man has short, dreadlock hair and was wearing all black clothing. The suspect allegedly shot at officers while police were responding to a shots-fired call in the 800 block of West Bank Street.

An officer, while attempting to take cover at a residence on West Bank Street, was fired upon by the suspect but wasn’t injured. The shots apparently came from behind a residence at 815 West Bank Street, the news release stated.

The officer returned fire but apparently didn’t strike the suspect, the news release said.

During the shooting exchange, the suspect escaped on foot.

Police found a handgun at the scene of the incident, the news release said. The shooting is still under investigation.

During a search of 815 West Bank Street, Edward Lamaont Cathcart, 21, of 1324 A West Horah Street was charged with resisting a public officer.

Cathcart allegedly failed to follow a Salisbury Police officer’s commands while law enforcement was responding to the shots fired call, according to a warrant for Cathcart’s arrest.

 Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246

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