Man arrested for allegedly shooting former NFL quarterback during argument in Concord

Concord man shot, seriously injured

CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - The Concord Police Department has arrested a man who is accused of shooting a former NFL and University of South Carolina quarterback during a dispute in Concord Monday afternoon.

The shooting happened just before 1 p.m. at a home on Middlecrest Drive NW, near Poplar Tent Road. Police say 46-year-old William “Willie” Moses Hooker Jr went to his ex-girlfriend’s house to drop off his daughter. That’s when officials say Hooker and the Wright, ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend, got into an argument.

During the argument, police say, Hooker shot Wright multiple times before leaving the scene.

According to WIS, former University of South Carolina quarterback Anthony Wright was hospitalized after suffering several gunshot wounds, Officials said Wright was shot “at least three times” during the altercation.

On Wednesday, Hooker was charged with attempted first degree murder and possession of firearm by felon has been released on a $150,000 bond. His first appearance in court is set for July 8 in Cabarrus County. At that court appearance, Hooker was charged with an additional count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He is being held under $1,000,000 bond.

Wright was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and underwent emergency surgery. As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, he was listed in stable condition.

Anyone who sees Hooker or has information on his whereabouts or the shooting is asked to call the Concord Police Department at 704-920-5000 or Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers at or by phone at 704-93CRIME (704-932-7463).

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