Family dispute leaves 1 dead, boy facing charges
KITTRELL — Two men were shot Monday, and an 11-year-old is facing juvenile charges for the fatal shooting of his 84-year-old grandfather.
A Monday evening altercation involved 49-year-old Lloyd Peyton Woodlief, father of the 11-year-old, and 84-year-old Lloyd Woodlief, the boy’s grandfather.
The elder Woodlief shot his son and then was shot to death by the juvenile, according to the Vance County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident happened at 430 Cricket Creek Lane in Kittrell. The office of Vance County Sheriff Peter White confirmed the grandfather was shot with a 12-gauge shotgun in a press release.
“A juvenile petition has been taken out against the 11-year-old,” White said Tuesday. “He is in the custody of juvenile services.”
The juvenile petition is equivalent to an arrest warrant for adult offenders.
Shackled with chains on his wrists and ankles, the 11-year-old boy was led by deputies into the sheriff’s office Tuesday afternoon.
White said he cannot release the name of the boy because of his age.
Juveniles younger than 13 cannot be tried as adults in court, according to North Carolina General Statutes.
According to the statement, deputies responded to an altercation at about 7 p.m. Monday. They found the 84-year-old Lloyd Woodlief, of 430 Cricket Creek Lane, shot once, and he died on the scene shortly after deputies arrived.
They also found 49-year-old Lloyd Peyton Woodlief, of 450 Tharrington Lane in Henderson, had been shot with a .22-caliber pistol. He is being treated at Duke University Hospital.
A family member declined to comment Tuesday. He told the Dispatch that the family was not ready to speak yet.
At the Cricket Creek Lane home Tuesday afternoon, many cars and trucks were parked outside.
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