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Police: Greenville man shot, killed father

Posted January 13, 2011

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— Detectives said they believe that a Greenville man shot and killed his 55-year-old father in an apartment near East Carolina University last weekend.

Police said Thursday that Kevin Richard Kleber misled them about the circumstances surrounding the death of his father, Roy Erwin Kleber.

Officers found Roy Kleber dead of a gunshot wound at his son's apartment, at 1112 E. 10 St., shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday. Neighbors told WCNT News that Roy Kleber was helping his son, a recent ECU graduate, move to a new job in Florida.

Police said that Kevin Kleber claimed that he saw three strangers in the parking lot around 5:30 a.m. and that one of those men entered his apartment uninvited. He said that an altercation ensued in which his father was fatally shot, police said. At one point, police released a composite sketch of a possible suspect.

Detectives, though, determined that the father and son were the only ones in the apartment and that Kevin Kleber fired the shot that killed his father, police said.

Kevin Kleber was charged with felony obstruction of justice. He has been released under a $50,000 unsecured bond. WNCT reported that he is now in Raleigh.

Police said that additional charges are possible amid the ongoing investigation.

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  • Phrostbite Jan 13, 2011

    Please note that he was booked with obstruction of justice & not murder. They most likely booked the obstruction charge to hold him in custody for as long as they could. Though he's made belt, and rest assured that though he is out on bell, they probably have RPD keeping a close eye out on him.

  • TeresaBee Jan 13, 2011

    The dang kid had a new life infront of him and ruined it. What could he have gotten so mad at his father over? What a sad story.

  • 27615 Jan 13, 2011

    so the police are accusing this guy of murder but letting him out on $50k bail?

  • RB-1 Jan 13, 2011

    "Neighbors told WCNT News that Roy Kleber was helping his son, a recent ECU graduate, move to a new job in Florida."

    So then the son shot him?

    Praying for the family, sounds like problems there.

  • ibeeteri28326 Jan 13, 2011

    So he has a chance to do more wrong first.

  • kbo80 Jan 13, 2011

    WOW out on bound and now in Raleigh. So when he is due in court, he will be out of the country. Ok Greenville PD/Detectives.

  • depenny Jan 13, 2011

    So, if the police think his son shot and killed his father why is he out on bond?