Update: Suspected gunman in custody after NC Food Lion manager shot in parking lot

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LENOIR, N.C. — Police took a suspected gunman into custody early Monday morning, accusing him of shooting a store manager multiple times outside a Food Lion in Lenoir Sunday morning.

Bill Mudd Jr. is behind bars under a $250,000 bond and will appear in court Tuesday.

Mudd turned himself into Lenoir police just before 9 a.m. and had very little to say as he was led into the magistrate’s office Monday morning.

Investigators said Mudd, 44, shot Michael Keller, 50, in the parking lot of the store on Wilkesboro Boulevard, just before the store opened at 7 a.m. Sunday.

Police said Keller, who is a market manager at the store, was going to work when he was confronted by Mudd.

Read more: WSOC

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