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Dad allegedly shoots son outside Warrenton convenience store

Posted January 10, 2013
Updated January 11, 2013

— A 21-year-old Louisburg man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Thursday night after, authorities said, his father shot him outside a convenience store in Warrenton.

Rufus Henderson II, 46, of 937 US Highway 158 Business East, Warrenton, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams said he and his son, Rufus Henderson III, got into an argument at B&B Grocery, at 647 N. Main St., had been arguing prior to the shooting, which happened about 9:20 p.m.

Rufus Henderson III was taken to Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson and later to another hospital. His condition was not immediately available Friday morning.

Rufus Henderson II was released from jail under a $30,000 bond.

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  • sheila4 Jan 17, 2:53 p.m.

    This is impossible. Could not have happened. If we have a law in place forbidding guns under certain circumstances, no one can illegally have a gun. Isn't that the premise under the new assault weapons limitations - that if we make them illegal, the criminals won't have them?

  • NCAries Jan 14, 3:30 p.m.

    It is always amazing to read these comments from people who seem to forget that this country was founded with violence and the perpetrators of the most violence against every race of humans are always the one crying out for control. Check yourself as it appears you've already wrecked yourself. Hate and hate based policy and principles can only prevail for so long before it breeds contempt.

  • dwr1964 Jan 11, 12:52 p.m.

    There should be a law against a felon carrying a hand gun. Will someone call Mr. Biden and suggest that as a way to solve our issues with gun violence?....flemingj

    Are you lost? Did you read the part about this guy being charged with....and I quote....

    "Rufus Henderson II, 46, of 937 US Highway 158 Business East, Warrenton, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury."

  • schooldoctor Jan 11, 12:22 p.m.

    This is unique, a law against a felon with a hand gun and Big Brother and the loco from England think they can collect our arms to solve the shooting problems in America. I'll bet that works like the war on drugs. But these are the type wars America has fought since WW II.

  • flemingjt Jan 11, 12:15 p.m.

    THERE IS....Mr. Biden already knows this-I would have thought everyone did; but obviously some do not "keep up". Iasm

    LOL...my point is "there is a law already. Felons generally aren't respecting the law". ....yet, in DC, our high and mighty will sit in front of cameras all week and tell us "IF we only ban this gun or that gun our violence will go away." Really? Google how many people died last year because of being hit in the head with a hammer. Maybe we should outlaw that too. The fact is that the lack of laws is not the problem...villians don't follow them already.

  • sillymee Jan 11, 12:04 p.m.

    Allegedly covers all bases.

  • lasm Jan 11, 11:37 a.m.

    "There should be a law against a felon carrying a hand gun."

    THERE IS..........Mr. Biden already knows this-I would have thought everyone did; but obviously some do not "keep up"

  • Gilgamesh 2 Jan 11, 11:37 a.m.

    Ref.piene2

    From 1865 up until now is a long time to be conditioned.It was once field worker against house persons,now it's father against
    son...still controlling situations

  • SailbadTheSinner Jan 11, 11:34 a.m.

    Am I the only one out here in Internet-land that thinks that a $30K bond might be just a wee bit low?

    STS

  • lsdhome Jan 11, 11:29 a.m.

    Where is the gun?

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