UPDATE (11:25 a.m.): Chief Deputy William Sturkie of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 25-year-old Calvin Richard Lester Jr. of Carthage.
Sturkie said Lester suffered a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on the scene. Deputies are looking for a dark, possibly black, four door Toyota Camry with front end damage as well as an unidentified Black man who was driving the car.
“The incident that occurred today does not involve employees or owners of the Grill,” Sturkie said. “It is believed that the victim worked at a nearby manufacturing facility. The business was not open at the time of this incident.”
ORIGINAL STORY: A person was killed outside Fat Junior’s Grill on Womack Road Tuesday morning, multiple sources have told The Rant.
Lee County Sheriff Brian Estes confirmed the victim was shot and said further details would be forthcoming in a press release.
Additionally, WRAL is reporting the as-yet unidentified body was found around 7:30 a.m. in the restaurant’s parking lot. As of 9:30 a.m., a heavy law enforcement presence was still on the scene.
Fat Junior’s Grill is located at 4900 Womack Road across from the entrances to the GKN Driveline and Caterpillar facilities. The business posted about the incident on Facebook Tuesday morning.