Man charged with shooting another man in the back in Hickory

Man charged with shooting another man in the back in Hickory
According to the Hickory Police Department, officers obtained a warrant Friday for 30-year-old Adrian Jamar Wells in reference to the shooting of 28-year-old Donnie Arnell Morgan.

HICKORY, NC (WBTV) - A man wanted after police said he shot another man in the back in Hickory Thursday night turned himself in the following day.

According to the Hickory Police Department, 30-year-old Adrian Jamar Wells was wanted on a warrant in connection with the shooting of 28-year-old Donnie Arnell Morgan. The warrant is for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Wells turned himself in at the Hickory Police Headquarters on Friday and was served with the warrant.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday on 8th Avenue Drive southeast. After they were called to the scene, officers found Morgan with a gunshot wound to the back.

He was taken to Frye Regional Medical Center for assessment and later transferred to Baptist Hospital for additional treatment.

Wells is being held in the Catawba County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond.

Anyone with further information about the case is asked to contact the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.

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