Police: Salisbury man charged after shooting acquaintance

Published 1:15 pm Monday, November 20, 2017

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — A Salisbury man remained behind bars Monday after a weekend shooting at an Old Plank Road home.

George Albert Torrence, 29, of the 1000 block of Old Plank Road, was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The Salisbury Police Department said officers responded to the area of South Craige Street about 3:50 a.m. Monday after receiving a call about a suspicious person in the neighborhood. A man yelled that he had been shot, but police said the shooting occurred on Old Plank Road.

William Pierre Hargrave had been shot near the shoulder. He was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, where his injuries were said to be not life-threatening.

Police Capt. Shelia Lingle said Hargrave, 21, was shot once.

A police report said Hargrave went to Torrence’s Old Plank Road home and the two argued. Hargrave was shot while outside the home on the porch, Lingle said.

The two men are acquaintances, she said.

Torrence remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond. He was arrested in the 700 block of Partee Street.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.