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Salisbury man accused of shooting friend in the butt turns himself in

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — A local man is accused of shooting a friend in the butt after an argument.

The bullet exited the victim’s leg, and he had to have surgery for a shattered femur, officials said.

Nasby Jordan Mills III, 32, of the 700 block of Pinehurst Street, turned himself in Friday and was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and felony kidnapping.

The shooting occurred about 1 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of North Long and East Henderson streets.

Police said the victim, Cornelius Colson, 42, was riding in a vehicle when he and Mills argued. Colson was shot as he tried to get out of the vehicle.

Colson is expected to be fine, police said.

Mills was issued a $20,000 secured bond. He has since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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