UPDATED: 2 Dead, Several Wounded Early Saturday Morning in Downtown Salisbury Gun Battle in the Wells Fargo Parking Lot Area

Posted on July 29, 2017



RFP Staff/Todd Paris, Photographer

♦ Salisbury Police and Rowan County Sheriff’s sources report that an all out gun battle occurred in the Wells-Fargo parking lot and on the 100 block of W. Fisher Street resulting in the deaths of Anthony Eugene Gill, 22, of 19 Knox Street, pronounced dead at the hospital, and a second murder victim Dequon Robinson, 23, confirmed by his grandmother Sharon Matthews at the crime scene.  Matthews lost two sons to Salisbury gang murders: Reggie Burke, 30, an unsolved 2016 murder and Rico Baker who was killed in 2008.

Several other persons suffered wounds including Jalon Lamont Cook, 23, of Salisbury, Quandarious Rasheim Davis, 22, of Salisbury since released from the hospital, and Kayla Bennette McCullers,  20, of Dallas, N.C., later transported to an area trauma hospital. Multiple gunshots echoed through the Downtown area. It was reported that an argument outside of Go Burrito escalated into gunfire.

A call went out to 911 dispatch at 2:13 a.m.  The Salisbury Police and the Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies showed up within minutes.  They were joined in the investigation by the N.C. SBI.

Two Black men and a Black woman were transported from the scene to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. A shooting victim collapsed on the corner of South Church and W. Fisher Streets by the First United Methodist Church. He was later identified as Dequon Robinson.

The Late Dequon Robinson:

The Late Anthony Eugene Gill:

Investigators secured the W. Fisher Street crime scene, set to work locating shell casings, and laid down marker cones.  It was reported sometime later that a man with apparent gunshot wounds showed up at Lexington Memorial Hospital.  It has not been determined yet if he was shot in Salisbury.

Location 115 W. Fisher Street, N.C.:

Crime Scene Photo Gallery:

An early Salisbury Police Press Release:

Go Burrito Talks about the Shooting on Facebook that occurred outside of their popular establishment:

Citizens having any knowledge about this crime are urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/ or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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

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