Beer rage shooting

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (WCNC) – A North Carolina man is in custody after a dispute over buying beer led to an officer-involved shooting in Indian Trail early Wednesday morning.

The shooting happened at a Circle K gas station around 4:15 a.m.

“The clerk couldn’t sell it to him and had to refused to sell it to him. He started causing her problems in the store and a highway patrolman just happened to stop by the store,” said Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey.

Cathey says Sims pulled a gun while speaking with the officers and opened fire.

The trooper and deputy returned fire before Sims ran into a field and was later caught by police.

No one was seriously injured during the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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