Man making tracks ends up shot in the foot

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A Salisbury man was shot in the foot early Tuesday morning while he was trying to run away from two men in a car.

According to a police report, staff at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center's emergency department contacted police when the victim of a gunshot was brought to the hospital by his sister.

Tyrone Rufus Davis, 37, was treated for a gunshot wound to his foot.

Davis said that he was walking on Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue Monday morning around 1:00 am when he noticed the headlights of a car approaching.  Thinking that he knew who was in the car, Davis approached the car as it slowed down.

Davis said he then realized that the men in the car were not the ones that he knew.  He said he noticed that the driver seemed to be holding something in his hand. The driver demanded that Davis give him "all his stuff."

Instead of complying with that demand, Davis turned and started running.  Davis said that he heard 2-3 gunshots, then realized he had been hit.  He fell down in the front yard of a house and then called his sister.  The sister came and picked Davis up and took him to the hospital.

The only description Davis could provide was to say that the two men were black and that they were in a midsize blue sedan.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Salisbury Police or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.