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Halifax deputies: Man aims for stepson, shoots neighbor

Posted August 20, 2012

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— A Roanoke Rapids man tried to kill his stepson after an argument Saturday but shot his neighbor instead, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said that Robert Louis Carey, 68, argued with his stepson at their Haven Drive Home and threatened him with garden tools. When the stepson went to a neighbor's house, authorities said, Carey got a .22-caliber rifle from his home and repeatedly shot into the neighbor's house.

When the neighbor opened the door, he was shot in the leg, authorities said. He was treated and released from Halifax Regional Medical Center.

Carey was charged with attempted first-degree murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling. He was being held in the Halifax County jail Monday under a $250,000 bond.

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  • Scubagirl Aug 20, 2012

    somehow I don't think the stepson is a KID, regardless of anything else.

  • loveapex Aug 20, 2012

    I actually don't see where people are blaming the child. Even if it is the child being every bad name in the book, it doesn't matter. You don't shoot him! Hello! We save our guns for those entering our homes intending to harm us or rob us. Its these people who give law abiding gun owners a bad name. Not to mention step-parents. Thankfully, I am not.

  • Obamacare returns Aug 20, 2012

    Simple minds handle disputes via violence.

  • rwhite8449 Aug 20, 2012

    LOL

  • Mr. Sensible Aug 20, 2012

    DUH !!!,,,,,,,,,,,

  • ims1924 Aug 20, 2012

    This type of behavior seems to be the only way that certain people know how to settle an argument.

  • prayingtime Aug 20, 2012

    This happened in our neighborhood and We have kids in our neighborhood who are usually out playing (mine included). This could have been much worse. I agree with Babs This guy has problems if he would open fire into a neighbors house not knowing who he would kill. Also our local Roanoke Rapids news is reporting that it WAS the stepson who was shot (his house is right beside the stepdad's)

  • Pepe Silvia Aug 20, 2012

    "And here I believed that Rome and Greece DID still exist. I must have looked at an old map." - dwr1964

    +1

  • dwr1964 Aug 20, 2012

    just as Rome and Greece crumbled and ceased to exist hundreds of years ago. Its time to wake up America.... Lucas Turner

    And here I believed that Rome and Greece DID still exist. I must have looked at an old map.

  • babsd24 Aug 20, 2012

    Authorities said that Robert Louis Carey, 68, argued with his stepson at their Haven Drive Home and threatened him with garden tools. OK NOW the son leaves the house to get away from this guy and he gets a gun and follows him not one word was said abou the kid saying or doing anything other than leaving the house. But readers blame the kid on the spot.

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