Gunfire Targets “Charlotte Observer’ Carrier

By: E&P Staff

Police charged a Charlotte, N.C., man in connection with a shooting that targeted a carrier for The Charlotte Observer, according to a July 7 report in the Salisbury (N.C.) Post.

Salisbury Deputy Police Chief Steve Whitley said a woman delivering newspapers was fired at around 2:00 Tuesday morning. The carrier, not immediately identified, was not injured but her vehicle was struck four times, with one bullet knocking out the rear window.

Shortly after the shooting, the carrier, whose identity was not immediately available, told a police officer on patrol what had happened and gave him a description of a car that had been following her.

Another officer soon spotted the car, chasing it when the driver sped away, eventually striking a utility pole and fleeing, Whitley told the Post.

Suspicious of Jerod Angle’s report that his car of the same description had been stolen, police “determined he was the driver of the car involved in the shooting,” the Post reported. Charged with firing a gun into occupied property, speeding to avoid arrest and obstruction, Angle was being held under $45,000 bond.

Police were looking for others involved and trying to determine the motive for the shooting.

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