• Man charged after shooting near Caldwell County courthouse


    LENOIR, N.C. - A busy street in downtown Lenoir was closed Monday while police investigated a shooting near the Caldwell County Courthouse.

    Officials shut down Main Street near the courthouse around 10:30 a.m. after they said a man was shot in the upper leg.

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    Police said they identified the suspect as 30-year-old Christopher Bernard Cabinet based on witness statements.


    They said Cabinet was taken into custody and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Investigators said the victim was flown to a hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

    They believe Cabinet and the victim know each other. 

    Cabinet is in jail under a $500,000 bond. He's scheduled to be in court July 24. 

    Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.

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