A man from North Carolina has been charged with attempted murder. These charges were made after he allegedly shot his wife multiple times and abandoned her on a highway before fleeing the scene. The incident occurred on June 30th, when a witness called the police to report the shocking event. The victim, identified as Leandre Shropshire, was found by first responders and rushed to the hospital in serious condition. The motive behind the attack remains unknown, and investigators are trying to piece together all of the events leading up to the incident.
Randall Lane Shropshire, a 53-year-old resident of Lincolnton, was driving with his wife when the incident took place. The motorist who witnessed the shooting immediately contacted the authorities to report the crime. Police have not disclosed any details about the motive behind the attack. Following the incident, a section of Highway 321 was closed as investigators examined the scene for evidence. They soon identified Shropshire as a person of interest and initiated a search for him and the white car he was believed to be driving.
On July 1, officials from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee located the vehicle Shropshire was driving after his phone pinged in Knox County. Shropshire was found hiding in a first-floor room at the Oyo Hotel in Knoxville. The police, in a news release, stated that officers negotiated with the suspect and apprehended him without incident.
Shropshire is currently being held without bond at the Knox County Jail, facing charges of felony attempted first-degree murder. An extradition hearing is pending, and his next court appearance is scheduled for July 6th.
The victim, Leandre Shropshire, is recovering in the hospital from the injuries that she experienced during the attack. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and authorities are working to find the motive behind the shooting. It remains unclear whether Shropshire has retained legal representation.