Police: Man upset over card game shoots victim in the back

Dexter Byrd

Two Laurinburg men have been arrested following a card game gone wrong.

Dexter Byrd, 35, of Laurinburg, North Carolina is charged with Attempted Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, Inflicting Serious Injury, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Injury to Real Property and Discharging a Firearm in the City.

Cedrick Gibson, 32, of Laurinburg is charged with Accessory After the Fact to a Felony.

Laurinburg police officers were called to a business in the Hilltop Plaza Shopping Center on North Main Street for a shooting Friday night around 11.

The incident started when a 30-year-old victim, Byrd and others were playing a card game and Byrd got upset during the game, according to a press release.

The release adds Byrd left the business and went to a vehicle to get a weapon. The victim locked the door trying to keep Byrd out of the business.

Police said Byrd started shooting at the door, then beat on it until he got inside the business.

Officers said Byrd beat the victim with the weapon, took the money from the card game and shot the man in the back. The victim was taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital for his injuries.

Byrd left the scene aided by Cedrick Gibson, according to police. Shortly after the incident, Gibson turned himself in at the Laurinburg Police Department.

Officers found Byrd on Saturday at a home on McGirt's Bridge Road.

Byrd was placed in the Scotland County Jail under a $125,000.00 bond.

Gibson received a $15,000.00 bond.