Sheriff: Vance County man shot to death by grandson, 11
Posted July 7
Updated July 8
Kittrell, N.C. — Vance County sheriff’s investigators said a family argument that turned deadly Monday night began when an 84-year-old man shot and wounded his 49-year-old son. The elderly man was then shot to death by his 11-year-old grandson, deputies said.
Charges are pending.
Deputies were called to a home at 430 Cricket Creek Lane in Kittrell about 7 p.m. They discovered the homeowner, 84-year-old Lloyd Woodlief, had been shot once with a 12-gauge shotgun. He died a short time later.
Deputies also found the man's son, Lloyd Peyton Woodlief, 49, of Henderson, had been shot with a .22-caliber long pistol. He was taken to Duke Medical Center.
Deputies later determined the elder Woodlief was shot by his grandson.
No other details were released, and the investigation is ongoing.