Monday, February 16, 2015

20-Year-old North Carolina Man Charged in Dad's Shooting

Durwood Langley(Left) and son Nicholas Langley(Right)

Local news reports 

The Pitt County Medical Examiner says Durwood Langley, 49, died due to his injuries sustained during a Thursday morning shooting.

Nicholas Langley, 20, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflict seriously injury in the early morning shooting of his father Durwood. Pitt County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Christy Wallace said the shooting happened around 2 a.m. on the 6100 block of Weyerhaeuser Road in Grifton.

Deputies said Nicholas Langley claimed he accidentally shot his father one time at their shared home. Wallace said no one else was injured during the incident. However, the victim's wife and daughter were also inside the home at the time.

After a day of investigating the claim of accidental shooting, detectives with the Pitt County Sheriff's Office obtained warrants for the charges. He is also being charged with misdemeanor larceny of property belonging to the Grifton Police Department. He was placed under a $1,000,000 secured bond.

1 comment:

  1. So he didn't tell a good story, and topped it off by stealing stuff from the police car he was sitting in. That might explain the speedy arrest.

    "There are new details about charges a son faces for shooting his father.
    Deputies revealed Friday that inconsistent statements led to Nicholas Langley's charge of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill.
    Langely appeared in court Friday morning after spending Thursday telling deputies he accidentally shot his father at their Ayden-Grifton home.
    Before the charge, deputies processed the scene as they would with any other crime.
    “We would have to take the statements of the shooter, where he was standing where everyone was at to verify it was an accident,” said Pitt County Sheriff Neil Elks.
    Elks told 9 On Your Side his office is investigating if alcohol and drugs played any role in the shooting.
    Warrants show that his second charge of misdemeanor larceny is from possibly stealing buck shot shells, a permit, and personal property from a police car."