Dakota Buchanan, 20, initially called 911 to report that he had been robbed at gunpoint, at a Walmart store in Burnsville, North Carolina. He later confessed, though, that it was actually a "drug deal gone wrong" and had been shot at by a suspect with a shotgun during a chase that started at the Walmart and ended near a Sam's Club in the town.
From an article:
A Burnsville man, who initially reported being a victim of an armed robbery in the Walmart parking lot, confessed to police that he was actually the victim of a “drug deal gone bad” Sunday night. ....
Hendersonville Police Capt. Bruce Simonds said a young male called 911 to report he had been the victim of an armed robbery at 11:28 p.m. Sunday in the Walmart parking lot. Dakota Buchanan, 20, of Burnsville told police that he had just exited his car when someone put a shotgun in his face, made him get into a vehicle and robbed him of $596. ...
They said this was a 'drug deal gone bad,'” he said. The victim, identified as Dakota Buchanan, later confessed that it was a bad drug deal, he added, but there was more to the story.
The suspects told police they met and exchanged money for 40 Dilaudid pills, a narcotic analgesic known as hydromorphone used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain. Buchanan said he was given a pill bottle of BBs instead and the suspects fled, Simonds said.
Walmart. Save money. Die faster.Buchanan chased them down near Sam's Club, where the suspects fired at Buchanan's car with a sawed-off shotgun and he fired back at them with a 9mm Ruger, Simonds said.Both guns were recovered after the incident.