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Suspect in custody after arcade shooting in Matthews, police say

The suspect was taken into custody later on Saturday following the shooting, according to police.
Credit: Matthews PD

MATTHEWS, N.C. — A suspect is in custody following a shooting at an arcade in Matthews Saturday morning, according to the Matthews Police Department.

Officers say they were called to the City Arcade along East Independence Boulevard around 6 a.m., where it was reported a man had shot another man several times in the parking lot after a dispute. The victim had already been taken to the hospital by other witnesses before officers arrived.

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Later on Saturday, the suspect was identified as Andre Pittman, Matthews police said. Pittman was taken into custody and is charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm in the city limits.

Credit: Matthews PD

Editor's note: A previous version of this story stated the shooting was deadly. The story has been corrected to remove the word deadly.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Matthews Police at 704-841-6793 to speak with Det. Danial Michalak, or email dmichalak@matthewsnc.gov.


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