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Middlesex man charged in shooting death

Posted September 20, 2012 11:21 a.m. EDT
Updated September 20, 2012 5:19 p.m. EDT

— A Nash County man was shot to death late Wednesday when another person was loading a handgun, authorities said.

Taylor Michael Samonia, 21, of Strickland Road in Bailey, was at a home in the 3300 block of Old Nash Road in Middlesex when he was shot shortly after 11 p.m., authorities said. By the time deputies arrived, other people were trying to resuscitate Samonia, but paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

After conferring with the Nash County District Attorney's Office, deputies charged Daniel Wayne Griffin, 27, with involuntary manslaughter. He surrendered Thursday afternoon and was released into the custody of his mother.