Shooting at Tyson Foods

Dec. 13, 2013 @ 05:03 PM

Friday around 5:15 a.m. a double shooting was reported in the parking lot of Tyson Foods in Monroe.

Jarvis Dakota Miller, 24, and Jermaine Blakeney, 23, were shot during the incident.

Both men were taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after the shooting and were conscious and alert when they left the scene. The shooter was identified as Terry Campbell.

"It is believed that he (Campbell) works at Tyson Foods and was getting off from work," Pete Hovanec, Monroe's communications and tourism officer, said.

Campbell is believed to have been attacked by Miller and Blakeney but had his own gun and fired at them, Hovanec said.

According to statements from the City of Monroe about the incident, Campbell called 911 about 5:15 a.m. and reported that Miller and Blakeney opened his car door and hit him in the face with a pistol. He then fired shots toward them. He then picked up one of the alleged attacker's weapon and contacted police, who advised him to go to a nearby gas station and secure the weapon in the trunk of his vehicle.

Campbell drove to a Shell station near Wingate where he waited for police, Hovanec said.

An investigation determined that Campbell was attacked by Miller and Blakeney. As of Friday afternoon, there were no charges pending against Campbell but Monroe police expected charges to be filed against Miller and Blakeney, according to the City of Monroe statements.