Charlotte man sentenced to 10 years on federal firearms charge

April 2, 2014 

Gerald Wayne Hairston, 30, of Charlotte, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a 2012 shooting in Pineville, officials said.


A Charlotte man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Gerald Wayne Hairston, 30, got into a fight with a patron at a Pineville restaurant in April 2012.

Hairston then went to his vehicle, got a gun and fired two to four shots at a group of people outside the restaurant, authorities said.

Police said they found a pistol, ammunition and drugs in Hairston’s car. Steve Lyttle

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle

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