Father of 4 paralyzed in I-85 rest stop shooting

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The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office needs your help identifying a possible suspect in a rest stop shooting. Deputies say 43-year-old Greg Mckee of Gastonia was shot at the rest stop and taken to the hospital for treatment.

The sheriff's office said McKee and his family had stopped at a rest area Saturday evening near Dale Earnhardt Boulevard and Exit 60. McKee went inside while his family waited in the car.

As he washed his hands, McKee says two men approached him. They stood on each side of him, and one of the men showed a gun.

As McKee ran from the restroom, he was shot in the back. The two men fled on foot.

His wife released this statement to FOX 46:

“In a senseless, random act of violence, my husband's life, and our entire family's life, was forever changed. We are now forced to deal with the ramifications of my husband being paralyzed from the waist down. While we desperately want these two men brought to justice, it is our fervent prayer that somehow they will come to know the only way to fill the vacuum that is in their empty hearts is by a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. There is no other way.

Greg and I have 4 children all of whom have special needs ranging from autism to ADHD and diabetes and chronic migraines. Ages are 21 (autism), 18, 17 and 5.  Now we must deal with getting our home handicapped accessible and dealing with my husband's daily living needs. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mother with chronic pain myself.

The depth of the pain, heartache, and financial burden these two men caused can not be measured.”

-- Terrie McKee

Investigators say they believe surveillance video captured one of the suspects.

The sheriff's office is offering a reward for information.

A GoFundMe fundraising account has been set up to help the family with medical expenses and other expenses, since McKee is the sole provider for his family,

The Associated Press contributed to this story