NC man charged with shooting Rock Hill man in the leg last month

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMarch 13, 2014 

— A North Carolina man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a Rock Hill man who told police an assailant shot him in the leg and followed him home last month.

Police on Feb. 2 were sent to Piedmont Medical Center at about 3:50 a.m. when they were called about a shooting victim seeking treatment, police documents show. Charles Mobley, 25, told police that while he was walking on North Confederate Avenue, he noticed a man wearing a black jacket and blue jeans following him. The man began shooting at the victim.

Mobley ran less than a mile to his home on Annafrel Street while the gunman chased him, the report states. Once Mobley got to his driveway, the suspect left. Mobley ran inside his house and told his roommate that he had just been shot in his right lower calf. He told police he did not recognize the suspect and did not suffer any other injuries.

He said the man fired at least three shots, the report states. Police photographed Mobley’s injuries and the bullet holes in his pants, collecting them for gunshot residue testing. Police found three bullets at the victim’s home, one of them on the porch and two of them in the front yard. They also found a bullet hole in the roommate’s car windshield. A witness told police he heard three shots, but did not see any cars leave the area once the shots went off.

Police developed Patrick Deshawn Clark, 27, of Salisbury, N.C., as a suspect and issued warrants for his arrest. On Wednesday, police spoke with Clark and his uncle several times regarding his warrants. A police officer asked Clark to turn himself in.

Clark was able to get a ride to Rock Hill, where he turned himself in to police. He is charged with attempted murder, attempted armed robbery, unlawful carrying of a pistol and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

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