Father facing charges after shooting son in Warrenton

Jan. 11, 2013 @ 12:10 PM

A son shot by his father following an argument Thursday night has been transported out of a Henderson hospital and the father is facing multiple charges, according to Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams.

Rufus Henderson III was taken to Maria Parham Medical Center with a gunshot wound after the incident in Warrenton. Williams said he was talking with law enforcement before leaving the scene, and was later airlifted to another hospital.

Williams said Rufus Henderson II, father of the victim, is facing charges of one count of armed assault with the intent to kill, causing serious injury, and with having a firearm as a convicted felon.

The incident happened outside B&B Grocery on 647 Main Street in Warrenton.

“We have one victim who was shot,” Williams said. “It was an argument between the two.”

The father is listed as 46 years old and with an address of 937 U.S. 158 Business East. His son is 21 and listed as from Louisburg.

North Carolina state prison records indicate Rufus “Boone” Henderson Jr., 46, holds convictions on four assault charges, a drug trafficking felony plus multiple larceny and forgery charges that he served time for: a total of five years cumulatively out of nearly 20 years imposed in the early 1990s.

His latest conviction, on March 10, 2003, was on charges of having stolen property and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, with probation consequence imposed according to state records.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.