GREENSBORO — About a half hour before Thursday’s shooting near the Albert Pick Road U.S. Postal Service office, the suspect’s wife called 911 to warn there could be trouble there.
She said her husband was heading there after learning about her relationship with a colleague there.
She begged police to get there before he did, but her call came too late.
“There’s a guy in our parking lot with a gun drawn on one of our employees,” a second 911 caller told operators about 20 minutes later.
By the time police arrived at 7023 Albert Pick Road, a male victim, whom officers have not identified publicly, had been shot.
Dwight Lyons Tucker, 42, no address listed, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and simple assault, jail records show. He is being held in the Guilford County jail on $500,000 bail.
His wife tried to prevent the shooting.
“I was just talking to my husband, and I told him about a co-worker that I was having — we basically had an emotional affair,” the wife said. “And he got very upset, and he left, and he was going up there, and I just wanted to call and see if there could be a car or someone at the work facility.”
She said she was at home and did not know if her husband had a weapon. She said he was driving her black Nissan Murano.