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Man killed in shooting outside Butner restaurant

Posted December 27, 2009
Updated December 28, 2009

— A shooting in the parking lot at Taste of Fuji in Butner left one man dead early Sunday, according to Butner Public Safety Officer Donna Grissom.

Authorities investigate fatal shooting outside Butner restaurant Authorities probe shooting outside restaurant

Ronald Dewey Anderson Jr., 45, died of gunshot wounds outside the restaurant at 1515 N.C. Highway 56, authorities said.

He got into an altercation inside the restaurant with three people and gunfire was later exchanged in the parking lot just before 12:30 a.m., Grissom said.

Authorities have identified the others involved in the altercation as Uriah Metcalf, 30, Warren Farrell Owen, 44, and Gwynn Basinger, 36.

Authorities said when Metcalf and Basinger left the restaurant to get into their car, Anderson and Owen followed them outside. Anderson and Metcalf then fired at each other, according to authorities.

Metcalf was not injured.

Authorities have not yet said what sparked the fight, only that the four men knew each other as customers at the restaurant.

“We’re still interviewing witnesses, still the individuals who were involved in it of course, and collecting evidence,” Grissom said.

No charges have been filed yet in connection with the shooting. However, authorities did charge Owen with carrying a concealed weapon, Grissom said.

Anderson and Owen are said to be part of a motorcycle charter, while Metcalf and Basinger are part of a different motorcycle charter, according to authorities.

Authorities are not connecting the motorcycle charters with the shooting at this time, Grissom said.

Metcalf and Basinger also work as federal correction officers in Butner, but they were off duty at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

The investigation was ongoing, Grissom said.


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  • cparker018 Dec 31, 2009

    Look, You have your opinion and I have mine. I think its easy for you to read a story and think that everything went down exactly as it is printed. But there are always two sides to every story. I happen to believe that Dewey was just trying to leave and go home that night. I dont think he was going outside for another fight. If the guy was able to pick Dewey up as big as he was then why would Dewey want to go for another round? I think that the correction officer could have gotten in his car and left when he saw them coming outside. But he didnt. He shot Dewey. The correction officer used too much force. As Dewey's wife commented on the news," self defense is shooting someone once, not unloading a gun on them." And she's right.

  • SomeRandomGuy Dec 31, 2009

    Why haven't you commented on the other story? There seem to be quite a few people on that one that seem to agree with me.

  • SomeRandomGuy Dec 31, 2009

    Just becuase someone is being charged, does not mean they are guilty (or at fault).

  • cparker018 Dec 30, 2009

    What do you know SomeRandomGuy it looks like Uriah Metcalf was the one at fault. He's being charged. Things arent always as they seem. Especially when its coming from an outside source!

  • racercdd Dec 30, 2009

    I have no idea what happened, but IF, and I only mean IF, he fired a gun or even pulled a gun on somebody first, then he most certainly derserved it at that point. No matter how good of a person somebody is, if they pull a gun on you then I wouldn't just say, oh, well he's a good guy he wont shoot me.

  • cparker018 Dec 30, 2009

    No matter how many quotes from the news you put on here it does NOT change the fact that he got shot and killed and did NOT deserve it!

  • cparker018 Dec 30, 2009

    "according to authorities" WHO WERE NOT THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED!

  • SomeRandomGuy Dec 30, 2009

    "Authorities said when Metcalf and Basinger left the restaurant to get into their car, Anderson and Owen FOLLOWED them outside. Anderson and Metcalf then fired at each other, according to authorities."

    If you don't want be be in an altercation outside the restaurant, do NOT follow people you have a problem with outside! Especially if they are trying to leave.

  • cparker018 Dec 30, 2009

    NO I wasnt there, which is exactly why I said that if YOU were not there you shouldnt be acting as if you know what happened. I think you are going to feel stupid when the whole story comes out and its not as black and white as you see it. I just hope you never loose a family member and someone comes on here and talks sh*t about them.
    I think your name tells it all SomeRandomGuy you are just a random guy who doesnt know the victim or his family!

  • SomeRandomGuy Dec 30, 2009

    Were YOU there? Why not enlighten us if you were? Yes, I realize he had a family because his wife was on the news the FOLLOWING day giving an interview. She stated he had been in a fight inside and that he was a "very large man". I am still wondering why she felt the need to say that.