Police: Laurinburg man tried to take woman’s phone, shot her

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LAURINBURG, N.C. (WBTW) — A woman was shot Monday morning in Laurinburg after a man tried to take her cellphone, according to the Laurinburg Police Department.

Officers responded at 7 a.m. to the area of Covington Street and Second Street and found a 28-year-old woman who had been shot, according to police. She told officers that 28-year-old Eugene Johnson, Jr., tried to take her phone, and then shot her. 

The woman said that Johnson then went back to his home. She was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said a negotiator made multiple attempts to contact Johnson. He left the residence with two other people and was taken into custody after about 15 minutes.

Johnson has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, communicating threats, possession of a firearm by a convicted firearm and with discharging a firearm in city limits.

He was being held at the Scotland County Detention Center under no bond, as of Monday afternoon.

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