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Garner man shot at traffic light

Posted October 21, 2009

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— A man was shot Wednesday morning during an apparent robbery attempt at a Garner intersection, police said.

Cameron Vernon Albright, 28, of Garner, was shot once in the upper body, and police said his wound wasn't life-threatening.

Sky 5 coverage of shooting near Garner bank Gunman shoots driver at stoplight

Police said Albright was in a Toyota pickup and was stopped at a traffic light at U.S. Highway 70 and Yeargan Road shortly after 10 a.m. when a man approached on foot and asked for a cigarette lighter. The two men engaged in a discussion, which ended with the man on foot shooting Albright, police said.

Albright drove into the parking lot of a nearby Fidelity Bank branch, ran inside as he was bleeding and had someone call 911.

Brad Hansen, who works nearby, said he has seen the suspect lingering in the area before.

"I looked out, (and) I saw the guy go running past the store. I saw him throw his jacket down in the woods, and he kept running up the street," Hansen said.

Garner police, Wake County Sheriff's Office deputies and state Highway Patrol troopers searched for the gunman, and officers found a man matching the description of the gunman at a former food distribution center near Vandora Springs Road and Methodist Drive, about a half-mile away from the scene of the shooting.

The man tried to run from police but was arrested after a brief chase on foot.

Muhammad Aleem, 20, no known address, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, police said.

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  • ncsulilwolf Oct 22, 2009

    "Charged with assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle?? How about attempted MURDER? I don't think this guy was trying to just tickle the driver with the gun!"

    That's what I was thinking! Glad I wasn't the only one.

    "This is a good indication of NC's lack of mental care for it's constituants. NC would rather suppliment illegals instead of the mentally ill that are US citizens"

    Where did it say anyone was mentally challenged?

  • ncguy Oct 22, 2009

    This is a good indication of NC's lack of mental care for it's constituants.

    NC would rather suppliment illegals instead of the mentally ill that are US citizens

  • discowhale Oct 22, 2009

    Two things,

    FIRST...the % of guns anywhere is an estimate. Authorities may know how many guns have been made, bought, stolen, reported missing to some near estimate. But they can't know how many are at the bottom of the river, lost in the woods, etc. But given that fact that there are MORE law abiding citizens than bad guys, and ALL law abiding citizens keep their legal weapons at home or are out legally carrying concealed pistols, and SOME bad bad guys are already in jail and their guns are disposed of, then the overwhelming number of guns are in the hands of law abiding citizens who will most likely NOT shoot someone over a lighter, in Garner. Statistically even LEO's rarely fire their weapons, so the "fired in self defense" number is going to be far smaller for civilians.

    SECOND...this is WHY I have a CCH. I had a guy come to my van at the Beltline and Wake Forest Rd. He put his hands IN my window and told me he needed money. I told him I was carrying and he left, quickly!

  • leo-nc Oct 21, 2009

    "Heaven for bid! What is this world coming too these days? I have said it before, its really NOT safe anywhere. I am glad they got the guy."----

    Glad they didn't have to go over 93mph to catch him, huh? pfft

  • imtiredofit Oct 21, 2009

    Charged with assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle?? How about attempted MURDER? I don't think this guy was trying to just tickle the driver with the gun!

  • dws Oct 21, 2009

    "99.9 of the killings are by law abiding citizens!"

    hmmmm, I would like to see the source of that "data"

  • Smiling Oct 21, 2009

    What about attempted murder charges?? HELLO!!! Let's find out his real "christian" name while we're at it........I can't believe this world anymore....but I'm no longer shocked by anything!

  • angora2 Oct 21, 2009

    "Heaven for bid! What is this world coming too these days? I have said it before, its really NOT safe anywhere."

    Professor, you need to brush up on spelling and punctuation.

  • jp11 Oct 21, 2009

    What was his name again?

  • Professor Oct 21, 2009

    Heaven for bid! What is this world coming too these days? I have said it before, its really NOT safe anywhere. I am glad they got the guy.

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