CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man was charged with attempted 1st-degree murder in connection with a shooting at Smokey Joe's Cafe earlier this week.

Timothy Lavar Williams, 39, was arrested on Friday but first taken to the hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Then he was taken into custody by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff' Office.

RELATED: Man shot following a verbal argument at Smokey Joe’s Cafe, police say

The shooting happened early Wednesday morning after a verbal argument at the bar in east Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said.

There were a few customers inside Smokey Joe's when the incident took place, investigators said.

“He shot, shot, pow, pow again. I got up just ran outside and everybody kind of ran for cover,” a witness told NBC Charlotte. 

Police said the man who was shot was treated at the hospital for life-threatening injuries. 

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