Salisbury: Leonard Givens, Jr., Livingstone College Student, Arrested Wednesday Allegedly for Sunday’s Downtown Shootings on E. Council Street

Posted on January 25, 2017

RFP Staff

♦ Sources in the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reported that Leonard Calvin Givens, Jr.,22, a Livingstone College Student from Richfield, N.C. who is a suspect in Sunday’s Downtown Shootings on East Council Street turned himself in and was arrested today at 1:30 p.m. Givens was charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied property (felony) and assault with a deadly weapon (misdemeanor). He has since been released on bond.

More arrests are expected in this case.

Leonard Calvin Givens, Jr.:

From our article in yesterday’s RFP:

“According to warrants issued for Givens he is being sought for assault with a deadly weapon (felony) and “shooting into an occupied moving vehicle (felony).

Sunday’s shootings took place in a parking lot at 120 E. Council street as the result of an escalating argument taking place at the King Tut Café and Hookah Lounge at 5 Easy Street. A large crowd spilled outside and multiple shots were fired which could be heard all over Downtown Salisbury. As a result three shooting victims were transported to Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center with non-life threating wounds.

Law enforcement believed Givens may be in the West Monroe Street area of Salisbury where he may be staying with friends. He drives a dark blue or black Ford Super Duty Truck. His former address was 125 Panther Point Road, in Richfield, N.C. More arrests are expected in this case.

If you are a friend of Mr. Givens urge him to contact a lawyer and turn himself into the Salisbury Police. At 22 years-old his life remains ahead of him.”

Previous RFP Articles about Sunday’s Downtown Salisbury Shootings:

**This article will be updated as more information arrives.**

Salisbury Police Department Press Release January 24th, 2017:

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