Detectives say 31-year-old Gerrell McCrae shot Scott Shoaf, 36, in the 3100 block of Weddington Ave., between Kannapolis and Landis.
Deputies say McCrea pointed a gun at Shoaf and tried to rob him about 7:30 p.m.
When Shoaf tried to flee, deputies say McCrea shot him twice.
A friend drove Shoaf to the hospital, according to a sheriff’s office report.
Shoaf was treated and transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He is expected to recover.
As of Friday, McCrae was still at large. He is a convicted felon already wanted in Cabarrus County on assault and weapons charges.
Rowan detectives have filed charges for attempted murder and attempted armed robbery with a dangerous weapon. McCrea has been added to Rowan County’s most-wanted list.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rowan Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700, or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.