Salisbury Police ID Waffle House shooting suspect

Published 10:32 am Monday, July 8, 2019

SALISBURY — Jaquan Kamai Morris of Woodleaf was identified by police Monday as the gunman in a June shooting at Waffle House that left another man in critical condition.

Police received a call June 30 about a disturbance at the restaurant, located at 501 E. Innes St. Additional calls confirmed that someone had been shot.

Officers found Dundrielle Lafrank Blakeney of East Spencer with multiple gunshot wounds.

Blakeney was transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem for further treatment.

Detectives with the Salisbury Police Department Violent Crimes Unit identified Morris as the shooter. Warrants have been issued for his arrest on charges of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Police officials said Morris may be in the Mocksville, Woodleaf or Salisbury areas. He should be considered armed and dangerous, they said, and police warn people not to approach Morris.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Police Department at 704-638-5333. Additional information can be sent to Salisbury-Rowan CrimeStoppers at 866-639-5245 or to the Police Department by Facebook Messenger.