Aberdeen Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Shooting
An Aberdeen man has been charged with attempted murder after he shot a man once in the leg this weekend.
Larry Leverett, 19, shot Clevon F. Harris, 19, of Southern Pines, in the upper left thigh at approximately noon on Saturday, according to Aberdeen police.
Harris and his brothers, Brandon and James, had driven to Leverett’s home on Wildwood Road for a fight, police said.
“They are saying they were fighting over money — over a wallet,” said Capt. Daniel Wilson of the Aberdeen police.
Brandon Harris was going to engage Leverett in a fist fight, but Clevon decided otherwise.
“Brandon is a little guy, and Larry (Leverett) is a bigger guy. Clevon didn’t want his brother to fight, so he was going to take his place,” Wilson said.
When the vehicle arrived at the residence, Brandon stayed in the car. His brothers got out only to be met by Leverett, who was walking down the driveway with a handgun, Wilson said.
“He shoots one shot and hits Clevon in the left thigh,” Wilson said.
The Harris brothers fled the scene in a green Toyota and were stopped by police, who were investigating a call of shots fired.
The wounded Harris was transported to Moore Regional Hospital where he was treated and released, Wilson said.
Leverett was arrested on Sunday at his parents’ home in Foxfire. Another man, Nico Monroe, 19, of Aberdeen, who police say drove Leverett away from the scene after the shooting, was arrested Saturday evening at a residence in Southern Pines and charged with accessory after the fact.
Leverett’s bond was set at $5,000. Monroe’s bond was set at $100,000.
Both men are scheduled to appear in Moore County District Court on March 14.
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