2 in Fuquay-Varina wrestle AR-15 from man during dispute

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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WNCN) – Two Fuquay-Varina restaurant employees wrestled an AR-15 away from a man during a domestic dispute Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Around 3:20 p.m., Bango Benjamin Enyinnaya was engaged in an argument inside a restaurant located at of 129 N. Main St. That argument, which official said was over a domestic issue, spilled into the business’ parking lot.

The restaurant’s management then asked Enyinnaya to leave the property.

Enyinnaya went to his vehicle and pulled out an AR-15 from the trunk. Officials said he pointed the rifle at an employee of the restaurant.

At that point, officials said two employees wrestled the weapon away from Enyinnaya.

Enyinnaya got into his vehicle and left the scene headed south on Main Street as police arrived.

Fuquay-Varina police followed Enyinnaya as he neared the intersection of Sunset Lake Road and Broad Street.

Officials said Enyinnaya’s vehicle collided with another vehicle after he attempted to pass stopped cars and plowed through a red stop light.

Enyinnaya began to run from the scene but was apprehended in a parking lot in the 1400 block of N. Main St.

Enyinnaya, 20, of Raleigh was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, possession of firearm by a felon, felony hit and run, felony flee to elude arrest, careless and reckless, possession of marijuana, and resist delay and obstruct.

Enyinnaya could face more charges, officials said.

There were two people in the vehicle involved in the accident at Sunset Lake Road and Broad Street.

The passenger of that vehicle was transported to Rex Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

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