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62-year-old man charged with murder after fight at home outside Carthage

Posted January 19

Gregory Thomas Short

— 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.


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  • Morris Kornegay Jan 19, 2017
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    In response to the first comment: My bet that this felon was not a Republican and it was illegal for him to even own a gun as a felon.

  • Anna Temple Jan 19, 2017
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    Verbal arguments simply solved with your carry. Making America Great again. Dont talk back to the man with the gun... He is now the solver of problems.