SHANNON — Authorities are looking for two people they say shot a man multiple times while robbing him outside a Shannon convenience store.
Arrest warrants have been issued for 20-year-old Catherine Deleane Betty, of Yadkin Trail Road in Raeford, and 20-year-old Leon Rico Locklear, of Odessey Lane in Shannon. The two are accused of shooting Charles Jones outside a convenience store on N.C. 71 in Shannon on Friday.
According to sheriff’s Capt. Anthony Thompson, Jones had gone into the store to cash a check. As he left the store he was approached by Locklear, “and they got into some type of argument,” Thompson said.
Thompson said it’s not clear what the argument was about, but Jones and Locklear apparently knew each other.
At some point, Locklear took Jones’ wallet, then pulled a handgun from his waistband and shot Jones four times in the chest, abdominal and head areas, Thompson said.
According to the warrant, the two stole about $900 from Jones. Locklear fled in a green car, which investigators believe was being driven by Betty, Thompson said.
A spokesperson at Southeastern Regional Medical Center said Jones was in good condition.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3100.