62-year-old man charged with murder after fight at home outside Carthage
Posted January 19
West End, N.C. — Authorities on Wednesday evening charged a West End man with murder after a verbal altercation turned violent at a home outside Carthage.
Gregory Thomas Short, 62, who lives on Murdocksville Road, was charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the Aberdeen Times newspaper. The victim was 55-year-old Jeffrey Dowd.
The Moore County Sheriff's Office told the newspaper that emergency crews responded to 199 Murdocksville Road near Summerhill Church Road around 6:15 p.m. to a report of a shooting. When they arrived, crews found Dowd, who was dead.
Deputies said Short called 911 after shooting the victim and then waited at the end of the home's dirt road to flag down responding crews. Authorities said the shooting stemmed from a verbal disagreement that escalated.
Short is being held without bond at the Moore County Detention Center.