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Cabarrus Sheriff's Office makes arrest in rest-stop shooting

Posted December 2, 2015

The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office announced on Facebook Wednesday that it had made an arrest in a shooting that took place over the weekend at an Interstate 85 rest area.

Deputies say Greg McKee, 43, was shot Saturday evening at the southbound rest area off I-85 in Cabarrus County. Officials say he was not robbed.

McKee reportedly told deputies that he was washing his hands when two men came into the restroom and stood on either side of him. He said he turned to run out and that's when he was shot in the back.

In a statement sent to WBTV, McKee's wife said that her husband was paralyzed from the waist down. Terrie McKee wrote that her husband is a father of four and that their family's lives have been changed forever.

She ended her statement by saying, "The depth of the pain, heartache, and financial burden these two men caused cannot be measured.”

Deputies released surveillance video Monday of a man leaving the scene shortly after McKee was shot. They credited the help of the public in identifying the suspect.

They did not immediately release the name of the suspect.


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  • Guy Rode Dec 2, 2015
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    the Charlotte station has this information http://www.wbtv.com/story/30648389/arrest-made-in-i-85-rest-area-shooting-left-one-man-paralyzed According to the NC Dept of Corrections ,it looks like he was just released from prison in Oct http://webapps6.doc.state.nc.us/opi/viewoffender.do?method=view&offenderID=0972140&searchLastName=Manuel&searchFirstName=darren&listurl=pagelistoffendersearchresults&listpage=1 What do we expect would happen with this guy?

  • Billy Gray Dec 2, 2015
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    Are you not reading it on a news channel? The Sheriff's office doesn't run a station last time I checked.

  • Real Libertine Dec 2, 2015
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    Optional recommendation: have those found guilty submit to medical testing that could assist with treatment to benefit their victim. This could achieve some positive results for their miserable existence.

  • Tom Laurence Dec 2, 2015
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    Indeed. This low life should be chained at the ankles - regardless of in prison, or digging ditches - and never again have any freedom!

  • William Patterson Dec 2, 2015
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    the victim should be able to positively identify this guy and he will be found guilty ....he should be made to spend the rest of his life at hard labor to help support this mans family......

  • Tandy Dawgy Dec 2, 2015
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    "Gets downplayed." What does that even mean? It was on the top front page of this site both when it happened and now when they nabbed a suspect.


  • Roy Hinkley Dec 2, 2015
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    Sometimes, yes, FB is a better vehicle for sharing information.

  • Sean Creasy Dec 2, 2015
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    Another shooting where the shooter wasn't the right color so it gets downplayed...

  • Joseph Mallard Dec 2, 2015
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    Why would the announcement be made on Facebook? Does Facebook now trump news channels?

  • Bobby Caudle Dec 2, 2015
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    scum bags