Police looking for suspect in Waffle House shooting in Graham

Andrew Ward (Graham Police Department)

Authorities in Alamance County are looking for an alleged gunman who shot a man in a Waffle House restaurant early Thursday morning.

It happened just after 3 a.m. at the Waffle House on East Harden Street in Graham, which is about 54 miles west of Raleigh.

When officers arrived at the restaurant, they found Brandon Sharpe suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to UNC Hospital by Alamance County EMS in unknown condition.

Police said the shooting stemmed from an altercation with a man named Andrew Ward.

Ward fled the scene after the shooting and was last seen heading east on Highway 54 towards Chapel Hill in a black BMW 350i 4-door sedan with NC license plate DDL-3438.

Authorities are currently searching for the 28-year-old, who is described as a white man with blonde short hair, blue eyes, and stands about 5' 10".

A warrant has been issued for Ward for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Police said he is considered armed and dangerous.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Graham Police Department at (336) 570-6711, or CrimeStoppers at (336) 229-7100.

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