Victim’s family holds on to hope 1 year after deadly arcade robbery in Salisbury

SALISBURY, N.C. — Family members of a man shot and killed while working as a security guard in Salisbury are hoping for an arrest in the case.

Friday marked one year since 56-year-old William Eugene McLane’s death.

On Sept. 1, 2022, McLane was working at Fish Arcade and Games along Statesville Boulevard when two men tried to enter the business. McLane was then shot twice near the front door when the suspects took cash and ran off, according to the Salisbury Police Department.

Channel 9′s Dave Faherty spoke with McLane’s daughters about the efforts to find the people responsible.

Tiffany McLane and her sister, Ke’esha, said not a day goes by that they don’t think of their father. In the living room of Ke’esha’s home, there is a memorial for their father, with photos and a candle.

“A person you could go to,” Ke’esha said. “A person you could laugh and talk to. You know, we were his pride and joy.”

“You took away a loving, kind, generous -- would give anyone the shirt off his back,” McLane said.

His family said McLane enjoyed his job at Fish Arcade and Games but was not armed when the robbery happened.

“I just want some answers,” Tiffany said. “Not saying it’s going to heal everything, because we miss him every day.”

Police said Friday there haven’t been any developments in the case, so they, too, are hoping for help from the community.

VIDEO: Security guard killed in attempted robbery at Salisbury arcade, police say