LAURINBERG, NC (WMBF) – A dispute over a card game led to a shooting in Laurinburg Friday night; officers located and arrested one man for attempted murder Saturday morning, and another turned himself in as an accessory.
At about 11 p.m. Friday night, Laurinburg Police officers responded to a business in the Hilltop Plaza Shopping Center to find a 30-year-old victim shot in the back, according to Assistant Chief Cliff Sessoms. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital.
Officers learned that the victim was shot over a money dispute during a card game. The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Dexter Byrd, became upset and returned to the business with a gun, Sessoms stated. Byrd began shooting and beating on the door, got inside, then beat the victim with the gun, took money from him, and shot him in the back, Sessoms said.
Byrd then left the scene, aided by 32-year-old Cedrick Gibson of Laurinburg, according to Sessoms.
Gibson turned himself in at the Laurinburg Police Department shortly after the incident, and officers found Byrd at a residence in Laurinburg early Saturday morning.
Byrd, of Laurinburg, was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, robbery with a dangerous weapon, injury to real property, and discharging a firearm in the city. He was placed into Scotland County Jail on a $125,000 bond.
Gibson was charged with accessory after the fact to a felony and received a $15,000 bond.