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Dad allegedly shoots son outside Warrenton convenience store

A man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Thursday night after being shot by his father outside Warrenton, the Warren County Sheriff's Office said.

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WARRENTON, N.C. — A 21-year-old Louisburg man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Thursday night after, authorities said, his father shot him outside a convenience store in Warrenton.

Rufus Henderson II, 46, of 937 US Highway 158 Business East, Warrenton, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams said he and his son, Rufus Henderson III, got into an argument at B&B Grocery, at 647 N. Main St., had been arguing prior to the shooting, which happened about 9:20 p.m.

Rufus Henderson III was taken to Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson and later to another hospital. His condition was not immediately available Friday morning.

Rufus Henderson II was released from jail under a $30,000 bond.


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