Man surrenders after Thursday morning shooting in Knightdale parking lot, police say

The scene of the shooting Thursday morning (Durrell Johnson/CBS North Carolina)

KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (WNCN) — A Raleigh man accused of shooting and wounding a man during an argument in a Knightdale parking lot has surrendered to police, authorities said.

Police are consulting with prosecutors about how to charge Christopher Reives, 27, of Raleigh, according to a statement from Knightdale Police Chief Lawrence Capps.

Officers believe Reives shot Darric McKayhan, 45, once in the abdomen during the argument, police said.

The incident took place before 9 a.m. Thursday in the parking lot/loading dock of ADL Delivery, located in the 500 block of Hinton Oaks Boulevard in Knightdale.

“Officers coordinated with Reives’ attorney to facilitate his surrender to detectives for questioning,” Capps wrote.

Police have also recovered the gun Reives used in the shooting, Capps wrote.

The two knew one another, though the exact nature of their relationship remains under investigation, as do the details of their dispute Thursday morning, according to police.

McKayahan was taken to a hospital, where he is in stable condition, police said. His wound is not believed to be life-threatening.

Rumors that a drive-by shooting had occurred were quickly debunked by the investigation, Capps said.

CBS North Carolina spoke with a witness, Randy Cobb, who saw a car speed off following the shooting.

“I heard the shot and I just thought it was a construction worker next door doing something and then a dark blue vehicle went flying out and didn’t even stop at the stop sign. It took off, then the cops came in,” Cobb said.

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