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Man faces weapons charge in fatal racetrack shooting

Posted July 8, 2010

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— A Sampson County man faces a weapons charge in connection with a Sunday night shooting at a rural racetrack that left one dead, but no one has yet been charged in the slaying.

Torrey Tremayne Frederick, 32, of Ivanhoe, surrendered to police on Tuesday and was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

Authorities said Timothy McKoy, 29, of Garland, and another man began arguing at Harrells Raceway on Sunday when the other man pulled out a gun and began firing. McKoy was shot three times and died at the racetrack, and the gunman fled the area.

Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton has said authorities believe they know who the gunman is, but no description or identity has been released.

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  • tarheel4life Jul 8, 2010

    "There you go...another criminal carrying a gun and breaking the law!!! Where is YOURS????? Lets hear it for all the law abiding citizens that go thru all kinds of permitting, training and gov. junk just to protect themselves!!!"

    Lol this board is funny. If an article mentions the word "gun" 'you people' get all excited and start ranting and raving about run rights, obama and abortion. It's like that movie Groundhog Day, but much less funny.

  • GWALLY Jul 8, 2010

    ..."and was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon..."

    There you go...another criminal carrying a gun and breaking the law!!! Where is YOURS????? Lets hear it for all the law abiding citizens that go thru all kinds of permitting, training and gov. junk just to protect themselves!!!

  • Fuquay Resident Jul 8, 2010

    You must have misunderstood Sumo. It appears that the guy who was charged is not the shooter but another person who was at the track with a gun. He wasn't charged with shooting McKoy, only possession of a firearm.

  • Sumo Vita Jul 8, 2010

    Ok, guys. When you cut and paste from your earlier article, it might help to edit out the part where you write "no description or identity has been released".