LAKE WYLIE — The gunman accused of shooting a man at the Lake Wylie Burger King while his girlfriend and baby were in the car on Sunday was found in Gaston County on Monday, authorities say.
Kevin Mourguette Allison, 27, is behing held at the Gaston County Detention Center until he can be extradited to York County, where he will be charged with attempted murder, said York County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Trent Faris.
Deputies learned that Allison might be in Lowell, N.C., and asked police there to arrest him, Faris said. It’s unclear where they found him, and efforts to reach the Lowell Police Department were unsuccessful.
At about 6 p.m. Sunday, deputies were called to the Burger King on S.C. 557 after receiving reports of a shooting, according to a York County Sheriff’s report. While en route, they learned that the victim had been moved to the Buster Boyd boat landing and received a description of a suspect vehicle: a silver Ford Explorer with a Browning Deer sticker and heart sticker on the rear glass windshield.
Deputies spoke with the victim’s girlfriend, 23, who said they had come from Gastonia, N.C., and were preparing to move into a new house in Clover when they decided to stop at Burger King.
As they pulled into the drive-thru, a silver Ford Explorer pulled alongside them, the report states. Allison got out of the car and went to the passenger’s side where the victim, 27, was sitting. The two exchanged words before Allison shot the man, the report states.
The girlfriend drove away and headed toward Carolinas Medical Center Steele Creek but pulled into the boat landing and called 911, the report states.
The girlfriend identified the shooter as “ATL,” a moniker that sounded familiar to police who had past dealings with the alleged gunman, the report states. Clover Police helped identify the assailant.
The victim was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, while deputies spoke with witnesses, the report states. Deputies found a marijuana pipe in the victim’s car.
Faris said the victim and Allison knew of each other but were not friends.