Man Fires Shots Into A House Striking A Boy Before Turning Gun On Himself


by Libby Weihsmann

NEWTON, N.C. - The Newton Police Department are continuing their investigation into a shooting that involved a 27-year-old man and an elementary-aged boy.

Police responded to a shooting on North Ervin Avenue just before 5:30 p.m. on Friday evening and found Davis lying face down in the front yard suffering from a gunshot wound. Witnesses told officers that Davis had just been in an argument with Tara Walters, his ex-girlfriend, who lives at the residence where the shooting took place. 

During the argument, Davis pulled out a pistol and fired multiple shots into the residence. One of the shots struck the hand of a young boy who was standing in his bedroom when hit. Davis turned the gun on himself after firing into the house.

The young boy was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center, and was treated and released around 8:30 p.m. Friday night. 

Davis is currently in critical, but stable condition at Carolina's Medical Center and is unable to communicate at this time. Davis is unable to be questioned by investigators, so no charges have been filed at this time. 

Police said it appears that the case is domestic related. 

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