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Man accused of shooting at Garner motorists, dogs

Posted October 7, 2010
Updated October 8, 2010

— Garner police arrested a Raleigh man on charges that he shot at two occupied vehicles Wednesday night, injuring two people.

Later Thursday afternoon, officers connected the shootings of two dogs belonging to a homeless person in the woods between Junction Boulevard and Tryon Road to the spree.

Cody Daniel Pullen, 18, of 1111 Consortium Drive, was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and six counts of possession of a stolen firearm.

Garner man arrested for shooting spree Man arrested for Garner shooting spree

Investigators said Pullen shot at three motorists along Garner Station Boulevard, near Junction Boulevard, around 9 p.m. A driver who wasn't injured called police from the parking lot of a nearby Walmart store.

The driver of another vehicle was grazed in the arm by a bullet, and a passenger was injured by broken glass, police said. The man and woman were treated at Rex Hospital in Raleigh for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Officers arrested Pullen a short time later during a traffic stop on Junction Boulevard, police said.

Later Thursday afternoon, officers were told about the two dogs. Police said one dog died, and another was taken to the North Carolina State University Veterinary Hospital with a gunshot wound. They are investigating the animal cruelty case in conjunction with the other shootings.

Arrest warrants indicate that police found a .308 Winchester rifle, .22 Savage rifle, .22 Marlin rifle, Remington 870 shotgun, 20-gauge Winchester shotgun and Remington .270 rifle in Pullen's truck. The firearms had been stolen from a home in Willow Springs, according to the documents.

Police said that Pullen initially told officers a passenger had fled the scene on foot, prompting an extensive search involving Garner police, the State Highway Patrol and Wake County Sheriff's Office. They later determined that the report of a second suspect was false.

Pullen was in the Wake County jail Thursday morning under a $500,000 secured bond.


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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Oct 8, 2010

    p02h03, it was trick question. All of us “count on the police to proctect us”. Otherwise, you’d have drive an armored vehicle & have a 15’ electric razor-wire fence around your fortress.

    As for your story where “A guy breaks into your house and has your 4 year old with a knife to her throat” and you “have a gun”.... LOL You just gave your loaded weapon to the bad guy. Good job. This violent criminal now has a gun. Your gun.

    Or, have you watched enough Dirty Harry movies that you’re going to risk your child’s life on a quick pull from the holster (it’s on your hip 24/7, right?), quick safety off, quick aim, quick fire and then a quick death of the intruder?...so quick the guy can’t move his knife one inch sideways? I can’t imagine a thinking person taking this chance...but that’s me.

    If you want to help your cause, you may want to consider another scenario...one that doesn’t give the criminal your family AND your gun.

  • shortcake53 Oct 8, 2010

    Where does it say he was defending himself?? It DOES say the guns found in his possession were stolen, that he killed one animal and maimed another, and shot at passing drivers. Sounds like Openstrife needs a better class of "friends".

  • CarolinaGirlRJA Oct 8, 2010

    "He always was one to stay out of trouble and would never do something like this except in defense of his own life. " -openstrife

    So he was defending his own life when he's driving by somewhere and randomly opening fire? And since we are all supposidly being so quick to judge him based on the facts stated in this article, or in your eyes; lack there of, then please enlighten us. What is it that you know about the events of that night that make his behavior legitimate and excusable?

  • Glock23 Oct 8, 2010

    openstrife...you have been silent all day yesterday while this story was discussed, why today?

    In 41 years, I have never been asked to "hold some one's guns" and I was asked, I would ask "WHY?" True friends wouldn't expect nor ask another to hold their guns, if they were stolen. Did the two dogs attack him also?

  • openstrife Oct 8, 2010

    I'm outraged at the amount of assuming that has been done. Cody is a close friend of mine and would never do something like this except in defense of his own life. I have known him for a long time and hunted with him many times. He always was one to stay out of trouble and would never do something like this except in defense of his own life.

    This was not a random act of violence, it was fully justified and there is so much missing from this news story that people are getting the wrong idea about Cody. He is not crazy and he would not shoot for no reason. He is a frequent hunter and often hunts with other people. No person who knows that the guns they are holding for another person were stolen would actually drive around with the guns. None of you know Cody and you have no right to judge him, especially since this story lacks so many facts. I bet a majority of you reading this would call yourselves good people, but yet you judge anything even with only minimal details are available.

  • shortcake53 Oct 7, 2010

    What on earth............. Did no one see this kid had issues before he took a gun and started shooting at anything that moved??? This isnt just a kid playing a prank, this creep was out to hurt and do damage. Why was bond set for him??? Keep him locked up.

  • doubletrouble Oct 7, 2010

    alwayz2morrow- Yes, I do talk about the low-lifes of my own kind..as well as "any" kind. Pure evil, as well as stupidity, is color-blind--and I don't care what color one's skin..if U do the crime, do the time. Take a life, lose yours.

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  • str8thuggin Oct 7, 2010

    What an india delta india oscar tango

  • working for deadbeats Oct 7, 2010

    He should get the choice of 50 years in prison or having his hands cut off.