An Oak Island man is in the hospital being shot and crashing his car Saturday. It all happened outside the Moose Lodge on Long Beach Road in Oak Island.
Kenneth Moore was shot and then crashed his company van into his workplace across the street. Moore and Martin Doak were inside the lodge Saturday evening when a disagreement brought the two outside. The argument escalated quickly and police say Doak shot Moore in the stomach.
Investigators say Moore then got into his van and tried to leave, speeding straight across the road, running the van into Hinesley's Heating and Air Conditioning, where he works. Moore is in fair condition this afternoon, but there is significant damage to his workplace.
"it's just totally destroyed," Chris Cole, the manager at Hinesley's said. "There's nothing you can do about it. You can always replace vehicles. The main thing is that he heals up and comes back to work for us."
Moore is resting at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery.
Doak appeared in Brunswick County District Court this morning. He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
Investigators don't for sure why Moore tried to drive off. Detectives visited him in the hospital this afternoon for questioning, but he is not facing any charges for crashing the car into the office.
Members of the Moose Lodge we spoke with said they are upset and embarrassed that this happened at their lodge and hope it won't reflect poorly on them.