LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Authorities say they arrested a man who fired shots into a Lincoln County business during broad daylight.
Deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Chemistry Lab Paint and Fab shop on North Carolina 16 Business Highway after a man reportedly drove from Charlotte and fired shots at employees inside the business, according to a news release.
The suspect, 39-year-old Emery McQuiller, is then accused of entering the store and firing another shot before the business owner, Paul Roach, grabbed a shotgun from his office and returned fire.
McQuiller reportedly left the business but was found in the restroom of a nearby restaurant where he was taken into custody.
Deputies say McQuiller was slightly injured during the exchange of gunfire and received several small pellets in the face and neck area of his body. He was treated for his injuries at Atrium Health – Lincoln.
McQuiller has been charged with six counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill and one count each of shooting into occupied property and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is currently in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $502,000 bond.