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Suspect Arrested In Fatal Road-Rage Incident

Posted July 31, 2006

— A man wanted in connection with an alleged fatal road-rage incident that killed an 11-year-old boy was taken into custody Sunday.

The boy died after being shot in the head in Northampton County Thursday night, authorities said.

The incident began while two vehicles -- a car carrying a family and a truck driven by a man -- were traveling on N.C. Highway 46, the Northampton Sheriff's Department said.

Robert Lee Vincent Sr., 65, of Gin Loop Road, Garysburg, was arrested on a charge of murder.

The drivers of both vehicles stopped on the side of the road west of Gaston and the male drivers got out of their vehicles and exchanged words.

The mother and son in the car also got out of their car to calm down the situation, authorities said.

Vincent then retrieved a shotgun from his truck and shot the boy in the head, authorities said.

The boy was airlifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital but later died.


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