Police: NC man killed in hit-and-run after parking dispute

September 2, 2022 GMT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash after a dispute over a parking space at a Walmart in North Carolina on Thursday night, police said.

Concord police officers were called to the Walmart on Thunder Road Northwest for a report of a hit-and-run crash with injuries, officials said in a news release. Emergency medical personnel pronounced Leon Phillip Fortner, 55, of Charlotte dead at the scene, police said.

Crash investigators obtained a description of the suspect vehicle and driver. Officers later arrested Anthony Scott Amey and charged him with felony hit and run, police said. Investigators determined that the incident began as a dispute over a parking space.

Amey received a $50,000 secured bond. He waived his right to an attorney at an appearance in Cabarrus County District Court on Friday, according to court records, and his next appearance is set for Sept. 22.