Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Potts was listed in fair condition Tuesday. Police later charged a prison parolee from Vermont with his shooting.
McCrory's visit was unannounced and unpublicized. A spokesman for the governor confirmed it to the Observer.
As mayor of Charlotte, McCrory prided himself on a close relationship with city police. He sometimes rode patrol with them. When he left office in 2009, he recalled a police shooting as his darkest hour. Two police officers, Sean Clark and Jeff Shelton, were shot and killed in 2006.
"That was a very emotional time . .. speaking at that funeral, both funerals," McCrory said at the time. "I didn't think I could make it."