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Police: 2 men shot at Tyson Foods in Monroe were trying to rob a man

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    By John Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Police were called to a double shooting at the Tyson Foods plant on Hasty Road in Monroe early Friday. Authorities said the person who shot the two men was the victim of an attempted robbery.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Police were called to a double shooting at the Tyson Foods plant on Hasty Road in Monroe early Friday. Authorities said the person who shot the two men was the victim of an attempted robbery.

Monroe police say two men shot at the Tyson Foods plant early Friday had been trying to rob the man who fired at them.

Jarvis Dakota Miller, 24, and Jermaine Blakeney, 23, were wounded in the shooting shortly after 5 a.m. at the plant parking lot in the 2000 block of Hasty Street, according to police. Both men are from Monroe.

Miller was shot three times, once in each arm and the buttocks; Blakeney was shot once in the buttocks, according to officials.

Both men were alert and conscious when they were taken to Carolinas Medical Center.

A spokesman for Monroe police said a man called 911 about 5:15 a.m. and said he had been attacked and then fought back, firing several shots at the individuals who attacked him. The caller said he fled the scene, picking up the alleged attackers’ weapon.

Police told the man to go to a nearby gas station and put the weapon in the trunk of his vehicle.

Investigators say they determined the man who called 911 had been attacked by the two other men.

A spokesman for police said no charges are pending against the shooter and Monroe police expect to file charges against the two men who were wounded.

Officials did not say whether any of the men worked at Tyson Foods.

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