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Man shot in armed robbery at Creedmoor sweepstakes parlor

Posted April 22, 2013
Updated April 23, 2013

— A man was shot in the chest Monday night during an armed robbery at a sweepstakes parlor in Creedmoor, police said. 

Officers responded to the scene, off Capitol Drive near Butner-Creedmoor Road, about 9 p.m. The man was taken to a local hospital, but his name and condition were not released. 

Authorities arrested Brandon Jamal Sharpe in the incident early Tuesday, charging him with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon serious injury. He was in the Granville County jail. 

Police were still looking for two others. No other information was available.


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  • alwaysconcernedmom Apr 23, 2013

    If these sweepstakes places were deemed illegal in Jan 2013, then why was there a robbery there? Make no sense. Why aren't they shutting down these places if it is illegal?

  • averette57 Apr 23, 2013

    Would it be any different if it had been in a service station, bank or any other place

  • Man Man Apr 23, 2013

    shame on you all making jokes about a shooting and attempted murder

  • shennadoahpratt Apr 23, 2013

    was wondering why all the cops was across the street from my sister house in creedmoor......according to channel 11 they crashed there car and the three guys ran they caught one and the other two still on the loose..... wish we would of know last night about this

  • Dirty_Water Apr 23, 2013

    An expanded background check would have nipped this thing right there in the bud. Oh, and all the rest of the gun violence we endure daily.

  • flemingjt Apr 23, 2013

    Maybe they should pass a gun control law and apply it to illegal sweepstakes parlors?

  • illegalsgohomerevised Apr 23, 2013

    What, the police were allowing this place to still operate?

  • godshelper Apr 23, 2013

    Obviously not in Butner they aren't....lol

  • flemingjt Apr 23, 2013

    I thought sweepstakes parlors were outlawed.