GARNER, NC (WNCN) — On March 3, 2020, a crime scene tape surrounded the parking lot of an apartment complex in Garner. Bullet holes were found in the side of a Ford Mustang and paramedics took Joshua McLean to the hospital after someone shot him multiple times.
“Of everyone we know, he was a great boy. He was very personable. Everyone loved him,” said Lt. Anderson of the Garner Police Department.
McLean was a family man. By the time he was 25, he was working two jobs to help his mother and stepfather.
McLean had to work at the Hampton Inn in Cary that night in early March, but he never made it home. Police said he was mugged around 10:45 p.m. as he was walking to his car at the end of his shift.
Lt. Anderson said, “As he was preparing to get into his car, he was ambushed and shot.”
McLean died on the way to the hospital.
CBS 17’s Angela Taylor asked Lt. Anderson whether McLean has known enemies.
Lt. Anderson said, “We don’t believe this was an accidental act.”
In fact, Garner police believe more than one person was involved in McLean’s murder, and now they can prove it.
For the first time, police announced they have surveillance video from the apartment complex showing the crime.
They can’t share the video because they don’t want to jeopardize the investigation, but they did provide CBS 17 with an image.
Police believe they are now one step closer to closure.
“I hope these parts come together to solve the crime,” said Lt. Anderson
But there is still a large piece of this puzzle that they need.
“We believe there are eyewitnesses out there. We believe someone who knows something was involved, but they’re just afraid to come forward,” said Lt. Anderson
If you have any information, you can submit an anonymous tip here.
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