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Man arrested inside popular restaurant after shooting

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Bryan Thomas (Meck Co. Jail) Bryan Thomas (Meck Co. Jail)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Charlotte said the suspect wanted in connection with a shooting near a popular Charlotte restaurant was arrested Thursday.

According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police release, officers were patrolling along 115 East Carson Street around 2:34 a.m. Thursday morning when they heard gunshots being fired from the parking lot of the Midnight Diner.

"Upon officers' arrival they observed a suspicious male standing up from behind a vehicle and walk towards the diner," the release stated. "The male matched a suspect description that officers were given as they arrived on scene."

That's when officers say they went inside the restaurant and arrested 30-year-old Bryan Thomas.

Officers say they then found 23-year-old Langston Giles suffering from an apparent gunshot wound on Morehead Square Drive, a street adjacent to the parking lot of the diner.

Giles was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Main with serious injuries.

Officers say Thomas approached Gile, and another man, and attempted to rob them.  Thomas then fired a gun - shooting Giles.

Officers recovered the gun at the scene, the release stated.

Thomas was arrested and charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Attempted Armed Robbery and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. 

He is currently in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.  Detective Strother is the lead detective assigned to the case. 

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