Two men are in custody after a shooting outside a home on North Horner Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon, according to Sanford police.
Officers responded around 4:45 p.m. to 401 N. Horner Blvd. and found Wilson Brown in his vehicle with a gunshot wound to the leg. He reported having been sitting in his car when he was shot.
According to police, two suspects were seen in another vehicle shortly after the call. The driver, police said, refused to stop and the suspects were pursued into Harnett County, where they finally stopped without incident on McArthur Road near Seminole.
The passenger, 20-year-old Esdras Hernandez Cruz, of Raymack Road in Lillington, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and shooting into an occupied vehicle. The driver, 20-year-old Macolm McDonald, of Bracken Street in Sanford, was charged with fleeing to elude law enforcement, failure to heed blue lights and siren, and a count of accessory after the fact to a felony.
Esdras was placed in the Lee County Jail under $100,000 secured bond; McDonald received $40,000 secured bond.
Brown was taken to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, where he was treated and released.