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

Posted December 2, 2015 10:05 a.m. EST
Updated December 2, 2015 2:24 p.m. EST

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.