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Disturbance leads to shots fired, assault charge

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man faces misdemeanor assault charges after shots were fired during a disturbance Friday afternoon.

The Salisbury Police Department charged Marquise Robinson, 26, for punching a man while police were trying to stop the vehicle he was driving.

Officers went to the 200 block of East Steele Street and Lexington Avenue about 3 p.m. Friday as two vehicles were leaving the area. Police stopped one vehicle, which was driven by Marquise Robinson.

Officers said Robinson appeared to be trying to ditch his vehicle and run, but instead he pulled up to a vehicle in front of him, reached into the window and punched the driver.

Police said the two men are familiar with each other. The driver who was punched was not seriously injured.

Officers found a gun inside the driver’s vehicle. Police continue to investigate.

In February, Robinson was shot twice in the stomach in the 1300 block of Tabernacle Street, not far from Standish Street. Officials said  Robinson drove himself to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and called his girlfriend to meet him at the hospital.

Robinson’s injuries were not serious. No arrest has been made in the shooting.

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