Wilson police identify shooter that caused hospital lockdown

WILSON, N.C. (WITN) – Wilson police have identified the man they say fired a shot in the parking area of a nursing home and rehab center on Crestview Avenue Sunday evening, causing the facility as well as nearby Wilson Medical Center to go into lockdown.

Police say that 26-year-old Cameron Harrison of Whitakers got into an argument with his ex-girlfriend outside of the Wilson Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and that Harrison fired at least one shot during the argument.

Police say Harrison then took the ex-girlfriend’s car and left the scene before they arrived.

The nursing home went into lockdown and nearby Wilson Medical Center staff said that their facilities were also placed on lockdown as a precaution.

Nash County deputies said that they found Harrison at a home on Nick Coley Road in Whitakers a short time later where they were eventually able to arrest him shortly before 11 p.m.

Police say Harrison has been charged with felony attempted murder in the first degree, felony larceny of a motor vehicle, and felony burning of personal property.

Bond information was not available.

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