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Dispute among employees escalates into gunshots at Greensboro business (Videos)
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Dispute among employees escalates into gunshots at Greensboro business (Videos)

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GREENSBORO — Two men face multiple charges after their workplace argument turned violent Thursday afternoon.

Police said no one was injured in the shooting, although two people received medical care over their reaction to what happened.

“It’s one of those calls that makes your heart skip a beat,” police Chief Wayne Scott said.

Greensboro police, Guilford County sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement agents from the surrounding area rushed to Insect Shield at 814 W. Market St. about noon in response to a call about shots being fired.

Shaquille Lee McNeill is accused of firing a gun at co-worker Craig Lawrence Brooks, Greensboro police said in a news release. Police reported that witnesses said Brooks, 57, of 2324 Bonaire Lane pulled out a sharp weapon first and threatened McNeill. McNeill, 24, of 2106 White St. pulled out a gun and fired a single shot inside the business.

Employees inside fled the building for safety.

No one was injured.

Brooks is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and resist, delay or obstruct an officer. He was also served an outstanding warrant in a separate incident. He is being held at the Guilford County jail on $1,000 bail.

McNeill is also charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill along with discharging a firearm within the city limits and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling. He is being held on $50,000 bail, according to the jail.

Greensboro College, which is across the street from the business, “had everyone shelter in place for a few minutes until our security chief got over there” to determine the situation was under control, college spokesman Lex Alexander said. That probably lasted about 15 minutes, he said.

Alexander said its spring break, so not many students are on campus other than athletes playing this week. A lacrosse match was briefly interrupted.

Contact Andre Taylor at (336) 373-3465 and follow @andretaylorNR on Twitter.

Contact Sarah Newell Williamson at (336) 373-7076 and follow @snewell_NR on Twitter.

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