Police charge High Point man grazed by bullet in Walmart drive-by

Published 1:37 pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — A High Point man has been charged with theft after he was grazed by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in the Walmart parking lot Tuesday afternoon, according to the Salisbury Police Department.

Police discovered the man was driving a stolen vehicle.

No arrests have been made in the shooting.

Djimon Antonio Lucas, 20, of the 1500 block of Forest Street in High Point, was charged with felony receiving or transferring stolen vehicles. He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $20,500 secured bond.

Police officials said Lucas and another man drove to the Walmart, got into a confrontation with someone else and, when they walked out of the store, found those people were waiting for them.

It’s not clear what the confrontation was about, but Lucas was struck in the buttocks by a passenger in a car as it drove by him. Lucas was treated at the scene.

Police say the shooting was not random and that Lucas admitted to arriving at the store in a Chevrolet Malibu. When police checked the license plate, they discovered the vehicle had been stolen in High Point.

A passenger in Lucas’ car told police he did not know the vehicle was stolen and he just rode to Salisbury with Lucas. He was temporarily detained but was not charged.

Lucas was also charged with misdemeanor failure to appear or comply with an order for arrest for misdemeanor attempted breaking into a building in Guilford County. The warrant was for an incident in February.

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