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Salisbury Police charge pair of teens in drive-by shooting that wounds 2

Suspects in drive-by shooting

Elijah Leach

Elijah Leach

Jermaine Robinson

Jermaine Robinson

By Mark Wineka
mark.wineka@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — Salisbury Police, with an assist from an East Spencer officer, have arrested two teenagers in connection to a drive-by shooting Saturday afternoon that wounded two men on Victory Street.

Wounded were Fred Miller Jr. and Santario Johnson, both of Salisbury. Johnson was treated and released from Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Miller was transferred to Presbyterian hospital in Charlotte for further treatment.

Police said from the beginning of the incident that neither victim’s injuries were life-threatening.

Neighbors, who asked not to be identified, said the men were sitting on the front porch of a small house at 707 Victory St. when they were shot. According to evidence markers on the street, at least six shots were fired.

Police were told the suspects had left in a light blue van going toward Lincolnton Road. Where the shooting occurred is not far from Salisbury High School. Police responded to the shooting at 12:46 p.m.

Information about the shooting and a description of the van were released to other law enforcement agencies. An East Spencer Police officer located the van and three suspects at Weant Street Apartments, located at 200 Grant St. in East Spencer.

The three suspects were taken to Salisbury Police headquarters for questioning. Salisbury Police then charged Jermaine Lafayette Robinson, 16, of Kannapolis, with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to inflict serious injury and one count of assault by pointing a gun.

Elijah Da’Swan Leach, 17, of Salisbury, also was charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to inflict serious injury.

Robinson was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under $75,000 bond; Leach, under $20,000 bond.

Their first appearance in court will be Monday.

The third person detained — a juvenile — was released and not charged.

Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes was on the scene not long after the shooting. About a half block of Victory Street was taped off during the investigation of the shooting.

Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.

 

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