Police arrest Charlotte man involved in shooting dispute in NC arcade parking lot.
This story has been updated:
Police have arrested a Charlotte assailant accused of shooting another man multiple times early Saturday morning in a Matthews arcade parking lot.
Andre Pittman, 45, was taken into custody late Saturday. He has been charged with attempted First Degree Murder, assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to kill, inflicting serious Injury and discharging a Firearm within in city limits.
The victim was taken by witnesses to a hospital but his condition as of Sunday morning was unknown, Officer Tim Aycock told The Charlotte Observer.
Gunfire erupted about 6:10 a.m. in the parking lot of City Arcade, 9201 E. Independence Blvd., according to a Matthews Police Department news release.
The man was shot after a dispute with another man, police said.
The shooter was last seen driving from the arcade with two unidentified people. The group drove away in a dark, possibly black four-door Ford Crew Cab pickup truck that has large tires and a bed cover, police said.
The heavyset assailant has long dreads halfway down his back, police said. Video surveillance footage shows him wearing a light blue baseball hat with florescent trim and a New York Yankees-style logo. He wore blue jeans, sneakers and a light blue and florescent shirt with sleeves to his elbows.
Arcade management didn’t reply to an email from the Observer requesting comment. A phone number listed for the arcade was not accepting messages.