Man shot, killed on Old Wilkesboro Road

Published 10:58 am Monday, September 19, 2022

SALISBURY — A 27-year-old man died after being shot near The J.C. Price American Legion Hall on Old Wilkesboro Road just before 1 a.m. this morning, according to Salisbury police.

Police say that emergency dispatch received a call at 12:51 a.m. reporting the caller had located Auburn Odell Clement near the front entrance of the building. Clement had been shot several times.

According to Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes, while this incident occurred on the property of the American Legion Post on the outermost area of the parking lot, there is no connection to any activity or event at the American Legion Post itself. The American Legion Post was closed and had not been open for events or meetings recently.

It appears individuals involved in the shooting were not authorized to be in the parking lot, located at 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. Evidence at the scene indicates multiple shots were fired in the parking lot where the victim was struck, collapsed, and ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

The shooting remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call police at 704-638-5262 or email