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Clayton man charged in shooting

Posted August 12

Joseph Kalvin Aberant
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— A Clayton man is charged with attempted first-degree murder after a shooting at his home.

Johnston County Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Caldwell said the victim, 36-year-old Alex Ortiz, was shot multiple times with a rifle at 60 Waymon Way, southwest of Clayton.

The homeowner, Joseph Kalvin Aberant, 59, tried to run, Caldwell said, but deputies were able to catch and arrest him.

Caldwell said deputies found a rifle in a field across from the home.

In addition to the attempted murder charge, Aberant was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. He was being held at the Johnston County Jail under a $1,040,000 bond.

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