NC man, woman arrested in shooting over beer

Kapetra Lyerly, Willie Earl Williams Jr (Source: Salisbury police)

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) – Two people have been arrested in a Salisbury shooting that resulted from a fight over beer.

Kapetra Lyerly, 33, and Willie Williams Jr., 30, both of Salisbury, have each been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Williams is being held under a $50,000 bond. Lyerly, who is already in the Rowan County Detention Center under other charges, has an outstanding warrant for her arrest that will be served in the near future.

The shooting incident happened at a vacant home at 526 N. Shaver St. on Oct. 16.

Two men, 55-year-old Edward Sifford and 54-year-old Matthew Dwyer, were sitting on the front porch of the home when they were approached by Williams and Lyerly, police said.

Police said the couple reportedly tried to steal the two men’s beer which caused a fight to breakout between Sifford and Williams. When Dwyer tried to intervene, Lyerly pulled out a gun and began shooting at them. Each of the victims were hit multiple times.

Both of them were taken to North Carolina Baptist hospital in Winston-Salem where they were treated for gunshot wounds. They are both expected to make a full recovery.

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