Man Accused Of Shooting Girlfriend In Hickory Located After Lincoln County Traffic Stop

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According to the Hickory Police Department, a 34-year-old man who is accused of shooting his girlfriend Thursday morning is now in-custody.

Andrew Mungro was taken into custody by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department after a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle he was driving around 12:30 p.m. the same day.

He is currently being held in the Catawba County Jail under a “No Bond,” police say.

Original Story (10/22/20):

HICKORY, N.C. — The Hickory Police Department is looking for a man who is accused of shooting his girlfriend early Thursday morning.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. at an apartment complex on 12th Avenue southeast.

When officers arrived at the location they found 32-year-old Winter Brooks lying on the floor with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. A 12-year-old child was inside the home at the time of the shooting, but was not injured.

Brooks informed officers that she was shot by her boyfriend 34-year-old Andrew Mungro who had fled the scene before officers arrived. According to police, Mungro took off in a 2004 Gold Chevrolet Trailblazer with North Carolina plates that read HDV-7445.

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Brooks was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center before to being transferred to CMC Charlotte where she is listed in critical, but stable condition, police say.

Warrants have been issued for Mungro for one count of felony Kidnapping and Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury. Mungro was in possession of a semi-automatic handgun and should be considered ‘armed and dangerous,’ police say.

Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is asked to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.