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Watch Now: Friend of wounded man speaks out in aftermath of Long View shooting

Watch Now: Friend of wounded man speaks out in aftermath of Long View shooting


The suspect in a home invasion was transported to Charlotte for medical treatment after being shot multiple times Thursday, according to a release from the Long View Police Department.

Jessie Dwayne Gibson, 34, is believed to have kicked in the door to his grandfather’s house on 38th Street NW and attempted to take money from the home Thursday morning, according to the release.

The victim shot Gibson several times. Gibson was wearing a mask and the grandfather was not aware it was his grandson, according to the release.

The altercation left the victim of the home invasion with several injuries, including some to his face.

Gibson fled the scene, running to Lowman’s Motel located approximately a mile from the scene.

Misty Mays, a friend of Gibson’s, said she came to the motel after Gibson’s girlfriend called her. She said Gibson was “bleeding pretty bad.”

Gibson’s injuries are life threatening, according to the release. Police have not announced any charges against Gibson.

Mays expressed shock at the idea that Gibson would have been involved in breaking into his grandfather’s home.

“He talked so highly of his family,” Mays said. “I don’t know what’s going on. I just know that Jessie is a good person.”

She also said that Gibson was in the process of making changes in his life and that he had recently gotten sober.

The investigation is ongoing.

Kevin Griffin is the City of Hickory reporter at the Hickory Daily Record.

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