Wife speaks out after father of 4 paralyzed in I-85 rest area shooting

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CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — The wife of a man who was shot at a rest area off of Interstate 85 in Cabarrus County over the weekend is now speaking out.

Greg McKee, 43, told deputies that he was washing his hands in the rest area bathroom when two men with guns came in and stood on either side of him.

When McKee turned to run away from the two men, he was shot in the back.

McKee’s wife, Terrie McKee, told WBTV that he is now paralyzed from the waist down.

She released a statement saying her family has been changed forever:

“In a senseless, random act of violence, my husband’s life, and our entire family’s life was forever changed,” McKee wrote. “We are now forced to deal with the ramifications of my husband being paralyzed from the waist down. While we desperately want these two men brought to justice, it is our fervent prayer that somehow they will come to know the only way to fill the vacuum that is in their empty hearts is by a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. There is no other way.

“Greg and I have 4 children all of whom have special needs ranging from autism to ADHD and diabetes and chronic migraines. Ages are 21 (autism), 18, 17 and 5.  Now we must deal with getting our home handicapped accessible and dealing with my husband’s daily living needs. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mother with chronic pain myself.

“The depth of the pain, heartache, and financial burden these two men caused cannot be measured.”

At this point, it is unclear why the father of four was targeted because neither of the suspects took any of his belongings.

Now, the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying a suspect who was seen on surveillance video leaving the rest area just after the shooting.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family.

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