Albemarle Police arrest suspect on attempted murder charge

Published 4:54 pm Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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Albemarle Police officers arrested the suspect Tuesday for a shooting that happened Sunday night.

Bryan Thomas

Bryan S. Thomas, 38, was arrested for attempted first degree murder. He was taken to Stanly County Jail and is under a $500,000 secured bond for his release.

His first scheduled court appearance is 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers responded after 5 p.m. Sunday to South Morrow Avenue and East Main Street in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, a victim was located sitting in a vehicle at the stop sign on South Morrow Avenue with a gunshot wound to his head. Stanly County EMS arrived on the scene and transported the victim to Atrium Health-Stanly. He is in critical condition.

If anyone has any additional information about the incident, you are asked to call the Albemarle Police Department at 704-984-9500 or leave an anonymous tip at 704-984-9511.