Suspect charged with murder in shooting of 4-wheeler rider

Andrew Carlos Smith (Source: Burke County Sheriff's Office).

The rider of a 4-wheeler was shot and killed after running over two people in Burke County, deputies said.

Burke County 911 received a call about 1:58 a.m. that two people have been run-over by a person riding a 4-wheeler on another person's property at 4946 Old NC 18 in Connelly Springs.

According to deputies, a third person fired multiple shots at the person on the 4-runner with one of the shots striking the rider.

The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Lawrence Ervin McGee. Authorities charged Andrew Carlos Smith, 28, of Morganton, with murder in connection to the shooting.

Smith was being held without bond at the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility.