Man accused of shooting into occupied vehicle in Burlington in 2017 sentenced to 24½ years
BURLINGTON, N.C. — A man charged in connection with a shooting into an occupied vehicle in Burlington in 2017 has been sentenced to prison.
Christopher Lee Neal was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm into a moving occupied vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Neal was sentenced to 24½ years in prison.
The shooting happened on June 13, 2017, at the intersection of West Web Avenue and Glenn Raven Road. Burlington police said Neal pulled up beside of a woman’s car and fired shots at it. However, Neal’s girlfriend, Latanya Michelle Whetsell, has said in open court she was the shooter and Neal was driving, according to the Burlington Times-News.
The victim was not injured.
Neal and Whetsell were arrested in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on June 15, 2017.