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Two killed, one wounded in shooting near Wendell; man arrested

Posted April 9, 2014
Updated April 10, 2014

— Two people were killed and another was wounded late Wednesday in a shooting at a home at 1125 Lake Glad Road near Wendell, the Wake County Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday.

According to investigators, Nathan Holden, 31, shot Latonya Holden, Angelia Smith Taylor, and Sylvester Taylor, at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Angelia Taylor, 57, was found dead inside the home, and Sylvester Taylor, 66, was found dead in the yard, the sheriff's office said. Latonya Holden, 32, was taken to WakeMed.

After responding to the home on Lake Glad Road, deputies learned that Nathan Holden had returned to his home at 3535 Holden Acres Lane, about 10 miles away.

When they arrived at the home, a K-9 unit was used to track Holden to a nearby field. According to investigators, Holden opened fire on the K-9 handler and other deputies before being taken into custody at about 3 a.m.

No deputies were injured in the incident.

Charges are pending against Holden, who was in custody early Thursday. Authorities have not commented on how Holden may have been related to the victims.

No other information about the investigation has been released.


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  • Lovey Howell Apr 10, 2014
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    Too many "spur of the moment" murders this week. When will NC step up and start enforcing capital punishment. It is not okay to take someones life in cold blood, heat of an argument etc. , this individual gunned down, murdered these parents and almost murdered their daughter. He shouldn't be allowed to live, dont confuse this thought with revenge, I consider it retribution. Prayers for the family, my goodness.

  • rickandlinda88 Apr 10, 2014

    so sad..why does every situation,family argument or whatever have to end up with people being killed??has reasoning and good sense been lost forever??must we kill each other to settle an argument??

  • Mof52004 Apr 10, 2014

    Praying for both families (Taylor & Holden) at this time. My heart is very saddened by this tragic news.

  • Cheree Teasley Apr 10, 2014
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    These kinds of things are very hard. Senseless and tragic. I'm sorry this happened to your family.

  • Cheree Teasley Apr 10, 2014
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    These kinds of things are very hard. Senseless and tragic. I'm sorry this happened to your family.

  • T-ONE Apr 10, 2014

    This is sad...totally avoidable. If someone doesn't want to be with you that is their choice. He didn't have to go on a rampage. People have no respect for life anymore. This fool has destroyed a lot of people lives with one stupid decision.

  • Freda Kerr Apr 10, 2014
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    If by "ridiculous" you mean that some women are so scared of their ex-husbands that they go to their parent's house because their ex-husbands are sorry losers then yes, it is "ridiculous". This is MY family we're talking about here, and I don't want to hear of anyone here talking nonsense!!!!!

  • Wisdom50 Apr 10, 2014

    If I were to guess, it sounds like this is a case of domestic violence. Praying for the family.

  • dwr1964 Apr 10, 2014

    I'm sure when all the dust settles, there will be a ridiculous reason for these murders.