Crime & Courts

2 arrested after gunshots exchanged on I-85

Two suspects are in custody after gunshots were exchanged between two cars on Interstate 85 late Monday afternoon, according to officials.

Someone called police just before 4 p.m. and said two people were shooting on the interstate near the Sam Wilson exit. Highway Patrol located a matching silver vehicle on the side of the Interstate 485 outer loop, near the Interstate 85 south ramp. One of suspects seen running from the car was caught and taken into custody. The second suspect was located a short time later and both were interviewed by detectives, police say.

Adrian McCloud, 23, and 21-year-old Antoine Nicholson were arrested on drug offenses but not in relation to the shots that were fired.

Police say a burgundy vehicle was seen fleeing from the scene of where the gunshots were exchanged, but that vehicle has not been identified.

Officials say this is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.