Man arrested, charged with shooting at pedestrians

Published 9:57 am Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Salisbury man faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon after a shooting on Wednesday evening.

An officer with the Salisbury Police Department was sitting in a marked vehicle at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and Liberty Street when he saw Demetrious Tyrone Lane, 25, drive towards him in a black Nissan Altima.

According to the police report, Lane pulled up alongside two people walking down the street, yelled, “What’s up now,” pulled out a handgun, and fired a single shot at them before driving away up Martin Luther King.

The officer turned on his lights, called for backup and pursued. Lane turned right onto Bringle Ferry Road, running a stop sign, before continuing. Lane allegedly threw the gun out the window before losing control of his vehicle and crashing in the 1600 block of Bringle Ferry Road.

The officer placed Lane under arrest without incident and retrieved the handgun. No one was injured.

Lane has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm in the city limits, and fleeing to elude arrest. He has been placed under a $100,000 secured bond. Lane has previously been charged in Rowan County with resisting an officer and possession of stolen goods.