2 charged after dozens of officers respond to shooting call in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Two men are facing multiple charges in an “active shooter” call at a Greensboro business sent dozens of police officers from multiple agencies rushing to the scene.

Shaquille Lee McNeill and Craig Lawrence Brooks

Law enforcement officials from the Greensboro Police Department, Guilford County Sheriffs’ Department and several other agencies responded to 814 W. Market St. shortly before noon Thursday.

An employee of Insect Shield called 911 to report that a co-worker, later identified as Shaquille Lee McNeill, was shooting at another employee, later identified as Craig Lawrence Brooks.

Witnesses told police that McNeill and Brooks were arguing when Brooks pulled out an edged weapon, according to a police press release.

McNeill then pulled out a handgun and fired one round inside the business, according to police.

All of the employees of the business quickly evacuated the building. No one was injured in the incident, although two people were treated as a precautionary measure based upon symptoms they exhibited on scene.

Police had both men in custody for questioning moments after the shooting ceased.

McNeill, 24, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm within the city limits and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.

Brooks, 57, faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and resist, delay, or obstruct an officer. He was also served existing warrants for arrest unrelated to this event.

During the incident, Weaver Academy had been placed on lockdown and Greensboro College asked students to take shelter.