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Emery De Mario McQuiller

A Charlotte man is being held on a half-million-dollar bond on charges related to a shooting Thursday inside a Denver business.

Emery Demario McQuiller, 39, is charged with six counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, and one count each of shooting into occupied property and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Deputies were dispatched at about 5:40 p.m. Thursday to Chemistry Lab Paint and Fab at 422 North N.C. 16 Business after a caller reported that two people were involved in an argument and that shots had been fired, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.

Witnesses said McQuiller was upset about an earlier encounter with the owner, Paul Roach, and returned with a 9mm handgun and began shooting. Roach reportedly pulled out a shotgun and fired back, forcing McQuiller to flee to a wooded area behind Safari Miles Restaurant, where he discarded his firearm, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies reportedly found McQuiller hiding in a nearby restaurant restroom. He was treated at Atrium Health-Lincolnton for minor pellet wounds to the face and neck.

McQuillar is being held at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center on a $502,000 secured bond.


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