A father has been taken into custody after allegedly shooting and killing a driver who ran over his teenage son early Monday morning. The incident occurred on Dink Ashley Road when a family of three became stranded after their car ran out of gas. As they were walking back home, a driver struck their 17-year-old son with his truck, resulting in his untimely death. The driver immediately called 911, but what followed was a shocking turn of events.
The father, identified as Chad Woods, reportedly pulled out a gun and fatally shot the driver. He then stole the driver’s car and drove it back to his own residence on Cedar Creek. When he drove away from the scene in the stolen vehicle, Woods was accompanied by his wife. The couple left his son’s remains on the street as they drove back to the home.
In an attempt to dispose of the weapon, Woods threw the gun into a nearby pond. Despite hours of searching, divers have been unable to locate the firearm and will resume their efforts on Tuesday morning.
The driver who was shot and killed has been identified as Jeffery McKay, an electrical supervisor in central engineering at the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction. Woods was arrested at his home and is now facing charges of second-degree murder and larceny of a motor vehicle.
The Person County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation into this series of violent interactions. Sheriff Jason Wilborn expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased driver and assured the community that they are working diligently to gather all the facts surrounding the case.
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